International Family of The Year

2013 International Family Activity Award

Baileyville Knights Council 13087 in Baileyville, Kansas, Ryan Sextro Family Benefit - When Ryan Sextro, 27, died from cancer, his council was there to support his wife and four-year-old daughter. Ryan joined the council after marrying the daughter of a member. After his diagnosis, the council organized a softball tournament fundraiser and a silent auction and raffle, and they hosted a BBQ pork supper for 1,000 people to assist the family. Collaborating with another council and the Dairy Farmers of America, of which Sextro’s family are members, $30,450 was netted for medical expenses as well as a college fund for his daughter.