JUPITER | Since graduating from college, Jeff Kotansky has made a pretty good living as a golf caddy in Florida in the cooler months and in New Jersey/New York in the warm months. For 15 years, he has been blessed with strength and mobility.
Last year, Kotansky joined the Knights of Columbus Council 13139 at St. Peter Parish in Jupiter with his father, Ken Kotansky, who is now the council’s grand Knight. Being aware of the Knights’ many and varied charitable projects, Jeff wondered if he could pitch in somehow.
Seeing a photograph of a child smiling after receiving a new wheelchair, Jeff decided to start a campaign to help families in need who can’t afford a wheelchair. The idea for “Jeff’s 500 Miles for Kids’ Wheelchairs” was born.