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Elks Community Builder of the Week

Vincennes, Ind., Lodge No. 291

In partnership with the local YMCA, Elks at Vincennes, Ind., Lodge No. 291 helped local kids swim, bike and run their way to a healthy lifestyle. Using an Elks National Foundation Gratitude Grant, the Lodge sponsored a kids’ triathlon. The Elks were on hand throughout the race to direct participants at each transition point. All 247 young triathletes ran across the finish line to a cheering crowd of Elks, who were ready to award medals to each tenacious competitor.

The Elks National Foundation helps Lodges serve their communities by offering $2,000 Gratitude Grants. Lodges are eligible to apply for Gratitude Grants after meeting the National President’s per-capita goal for Foundation giving. To find out more about Gratitude Grants and the Community Investments Program, visit www.elks.org/enf/community.   

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