While browsing the Bridgeport News a few weeks back I read about “Elmer’s Kids” and decided to call the number listed for more information. Coach Elmer Mestrovic has been holding fundraisers for 30 years to help area children attend the Illinois Special Olympics. His goal is to help 50 kids and I thought this would be an worthwhile event to support so I volunteered to help set up tables and chairs.
Here are the details from that article: Feb. 19, 2011, at Nativity of Our Lord Church basement, 653 W 37th, 6PM to 10PM. $20 per person, pay at the door and includes beer, wine, food and music.
If you would like to make a donation or even donate some time please contact Johanne Lakomiak at
Click here for more information about Coach Elmer and his work with the Special Olympics