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Bocce Ball-io for Polio Tournament
October 24 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
When: October 24, 1-5pm
Where: OKC Midtown Bocce Ball Courts (NW10th & Hudson)
Join Midtown Rotary at the Midtown bocce ball court to raise money for Rotary’s Global Polio Eradication Initiative! Suggested entry for the tournament is $5, which will be donated to Rotary’s campaign to end polio.
World Polio Day is October 24. Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for more than 35 years. Their goal of ridding the world of this disease is closer than ever.
As a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, Rotary has helped reduce polio cases by 99.9 percent since their first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979.
Rotary members have contributed more than $2.1 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect nearly 3 billion children in 122 countries from this paralyzing disease. Rotary’s advocacy efforts have played a role in decisions by governments to contribute more than $10 billion to the effort.
Today, polio remains endemic only in Afghanistan and Pakistan, but it’s crucial to continue working to keep other countries polio-free. If all eradication efforts stopped today, within 10 years, polio could paralyze as many as 200,000 children each year.