Published: Letters from our readers,

The Lions Club of Mobile would like to thank everyone who supported the Second Annual Lions Club of Mobile Tunnel Vision 5K Run that was held on Saturday May 4, 2013. It turned out to be a great event with over 570 runners.

We say "Thank You" to our sponsors which include our Title Sponsor: Cunningham Bounds and our additional sponsors: Tacky Jacks Restaurant, Hargrove Engineers + Constructors, Delaney Development, Inc., Gwin's Commercial Printing, Wind Creek Casino & Hotel, Signal Ship Repair, Norton Lilly International, Mostellar & Shreve, LLP, Zieman, Speegle, Jackson & Hoffman, LLC, Advanced Payroll Services, State Farm-Ken McElhaney, Trustmark Bank, Boteler, Finley & Wolfe, Cummings & Associates, Inc., Anders, Boyett & Brady, American Medical Response, Phelps Dunbar, LLP, Lanico, Inc., Smith, Dukes & Buckalew, LLP, Judge George Hardesty, Diane Roberson-Hill, LMFT, LPC, Sam Winter and Company, Inc., Office Solutions and Innovations, Harbor Financial and Tressler-Collins Financial Group.

We appreciate the efforts of our media friends, WKRG Channel 5, Fox 10 News, WPMI Channel 15, WNSP 105.5 Sports Radio, Sean Sullivan 106.5, Lagniappe, Mobile Press-Register and the Mobile Bay Monthly with the promotion of the event.

Special thanks to the City of Mobile, Mobile Police Department, Alabama Department of Transportation, Ben May Public Library, USS Alabama Battleship Park and Peggy Olive with Little Red Hen Productions for making the logistics of this event a success. Their willingness to work with our organization helped to make the Tunnel Vision 5K Run a reality.

Proceeds from the run will benefit the Sight Programs of the Lions Club of Mobile. The Sight Programs include providing eye examinations and eyeglasses to people in South Alabama, the Lions/University of South Alabama Eye Research Institute, Alabama Lions Sight Conservation Association, Camp Seale Harris, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of South Alabama Eye Examinations. We invite everyone to visit our website at to learn more about the Lions Club of Mobile and its mission of preserving eyesight.

We are looking forward to the Third Annual Tunnel Vision 5K Run on May 3, 2014!

Tom B. Walsh