ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - The Louisiana Lions Camp was shocked to receive a $65,000 check from Cleco on Wednesday.
For 61 years, the free camp has been the summer place for Louisiana children with special needs, diabetes, and pulmonary disorders. It's a chance to just be a kid like everyone else in a loving, limitless environment.
To raise the money, about 150 golfers, 100 sponsors from across Louisiana, and eight other states were invited to the tournament.
Cleco said this is their 4th and largest golf tournament yet, an effort Lions Camp President Susan Ballard is grateful for.
"I’m just ecstatic, our club was expecting maybe, hopefully, 20, 30, maybe even 35 thousand. When they announced us that it was $65,000, we were blown away. I mean, the awesomeness that Cleco does in the community is just...they're a good steward of community resources and I love Cleco."
The Lion's Club main focus is to improve the facility in order to accommodate all of the campers.