JAMESTOWN – When Evelyn D. Fisher passed away on May 2, 2009, it was discovered she dedicated a portion of her estate to the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation to create a fund for the Special Olympics. The annual grant will benefit the local Special Olympics golf team.
Money allocated from the Evelyn D. Fisher Memorial Fund will go towards purchasing equipment for the team as well as any additional costs the team may incur. Members of the team meet every Tuesday at the Chautauqua Golf Club.
Born in Buffalo, NY, Ms. Fisher dedicated over 60 years of her life to the sport of roller-skating. She competed as an artistic skater in the figures, dance team and solo categories, judged skaters at the local, state and regional levels, and even went on to coach at various levels. Later in life, Ms. Fisher committed her time to volunteering with the Special Olympics roller skating program, serving at the local, state, regional and world levels as a coach, judge and referee. In 2006, she was awarded the “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the members of the USA Roller Sports Northeastern Region Awards Committee.
For more information on this fund or how to donate, please contact the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation at 661.3390, or visit online at www.crcfonline.org.