Children with Disabilities to Receive Adapted Tricycles
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
• 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
• 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