Posted by Dale Smith
It was youth versus experience when the Broadmoor Bobcats faced off against the Mentor Rotary Club in the inaugural outing for the Bobcats in 2022/2023 and the first since the start of Covid. The Bobcats got off to a fast start, leading 22-2 after the first stanza. Rotarians improved a bit in the second quarter, ending the half at 40-10. The game resumed after a dance party at halftime that invigorated the Rotarian offense. However, the Bobcats remained too much for Mentor Rotary with the final score of 64-45.
“Broadmoor Bobcats are really competitive and play hard to win,” said Lee Quignano, Mentor Rotarian. “We do service, we don’t play around. We gave it our all but Bobcats took the win!”
“I’ve watched many Broadmoor Bobcats games over the years at the county board, but have never played in one,” said Ann Mahler, Assistant Superintendent at the LCBDD and Mentor Rotarian. “ I cannot express in words what it felt like to have this opportunity to play with the students and experience their joy. This type of experience changes people. I am beyond blessed to work at the LCBDD/Deepwood and this opportunity is just one of the reasons why.”
Following the hard-fought but friendly match, the competitors enjoyed friendship over a pizza lunch.
The Mentor and Willoughby Rotary Clubs have long had a strong partnership with Deepwood Foundation and the Lake County Board of Developmental Disabilities/Deepwood as we help enrich, empower and engage individuals who have developmental disabilities as well as our Rotarians.
The Mentor Rotary Club would love to welcome visitors and new members at our meetings. Mentor Rotary meets Thursdays at noon at the Mentor Harbor Yachting Club. All interested in learning more about the club can contact Dale Smith at 330-968-7683 or

About the Rotary Club of Mentor
The Mentor Rotary Club was chartered May 22, 1967. The club meets at noon on Thursdays at the Mentor Harbor Yachting Club. We are people of action who believe that we can have fun while serving others. We welcome new members! For information about the club, please go to