As of their induction, for 70 years the members of the Simcoe Lions Club had volunteered their time and talents to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to help enhance the quality of life for young and old in their community.
From team sponsorships in minor hockey, softball, baseball, soccer, basketball and figure skating to the half-million-dollar Lions Ball Park on Davis Street, the Simcoe Lions Club had its name indelibly etched on many projects.
There were the Talbot Street tennis courts, to which the club had donated $45,000. The original Simcoe Arena: $40,000. The Talbot Gardens renovations: $250,000. The Recreation Centre and Arena: another $175,000.
There were playgrounds for North, South, West Lynn, and Elgin Avenue Public schools, and lights for Memorial Park. More recently, there had been $12,000 to the Silver Lake Rowing Club in Port Dover and $10,000 towards a skateboard park at the fairgrounds.
In recognition of these contributions and others, the Simcoe Lions Club was inducted into the Sports Hall of Recognition.