Editor, The Ada News:
Ada Shrine Club wishes to thank all sponsors and players for making the annual golf scramble a great success again this year.
The scramble and onion sales are the two biggest fundraisers locally for the club. Most people are aware Shriners provide free medical care in their hospitals for young burn patients and youth in need of artificial limbs, but many may not know that free transportation to and from the hospitals — as well as lodging — is also provided by Shriners through their local fundraisers.
The India Shrine in Oklahoma City, of which Ada Shrine is affiliated, reported as of August 2012 Oklahoma Shriners have voluntarily driven the Shriners' fleet of nine vans on 110 round trips to Shreveport and Galveston Shrine hospitals, logging 95,000 miles in transporting 250 patients. In Oklahoma there are 2,200 active India Shriners making these services possible.
Our thanks, again, to all you civic-minded, caring golf sponsors and players who help the Shriners make these benevolent services possible for the burned and crippled youth in our state.
Ada Shrine Club President