Children with Disabilities to Receive Adapted Tricycles

2/22/2013

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Barbara Mackovic
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BarbaraMackovic@KentuckyOneHealth.org
Phone: 502-587-4230
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Twelve local children with special needs will receive a tricycle adapted for their disabilities February 23 through the AmTryke Program.  The tricycles are provided by Greater Louisville AMBUCS, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide independence, mobility and fitness to people with a disability. Frazier Rehab Institute, part of KentuckyOne Health, is one of the national distribution sites for AMBUCS. Funding for the program was provided in part by the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement.

A celebration including karaoke and refreshments will follow the presentation for family and friends in attendance.  AMBUCS has delivered 27 adapted therapeutic tricycles to local children with disabilities since 2011; this presentation will bring the total to 39.

What:                   AmTryke Tricycle Presentation to Children with Special Needs

When:                 Saturday, February 23, 2013
                             Presentation at 4:15 p.m. – Event runs from 4-5:30 p.m.
                               
Where:                Douglass Community Center Gym
                             2305 Douglass Blvd., 40205

Who:    
• Local children and their families receiving tricycles
• Jill Farmer, manager, Recreation Therapy and Adapted Sport Programs, Frazier Rehab Institute
• Donna Metzger, president, Greater Louisville AMBUCS
• B.J. Levis, administrator, Douglass Community Center, Metro Parks and Recreation

Opportunities: 
• Photos of children receiving their tricycles and learning to ride
• Interviews with children and their parents
• Interviews with AMBUCS and Frazier Rehab Institute representatives

For more information on AMBUCS, visit: http://www.ambucs.org

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