Thank you for your interest in the Center for Disability Rights (CDR) Annual Wheel-A-Thon to benefit young people with disabilities.
The 2014 Wheel-A-Thon to benefit youth with disabilities took place from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, in West Haven.
Last year Wheel-A-Thon participants and sponsors raised about more than $13,000.
Like last year, CDR supporter Robert “RJ” Allen was the top individual fundraiser. This year, however, he raised nearly $1,100 for the Center for Disability Rights himself!
Last year, funds went to four scholarships for students with disabilities and to provide staff and supports for the participants in our Shoreline/EstuaryYouth Transition Project (SEYTP). Currently, there are 10 young adults participating in SEYTP and the Greater New Haven YTP. They are learning to self-advocate and achieve their individual goals. Also, with your support, we are planning to open a satellite office in Clinton, Conn!
Individuals who were not part of a team but who raised at least $25 for young people with disabilities participated on the CDR Wheel-A-Thon team “Pogi’s Posse.”
The top 2013 fundrasing teams were:
1) Team Karshutay
2) Sandy’s Steamrollers; and
3 — was a Tie between Pogi’s Possi and Heather’s Happy Hens
The Team Spirit Award was also won by Sandy’s Steamrollers.
A Great Big ‘Thank You!’ to All of Our 2014 Corporate Sponsors!
- First Church of Christ Congregational, Clinton
- Ted Kennedy, Jr.
- NHR Properties
- Unilever Inc.
- Advanced Wheels
- Alcam Writing & Administration
- Anthony Giordano Engineers
- Baybrook Remodelers
- Filter Sales and Service
- Gateway Christian Fellowship
- Learning Dynamics
- McManus Law Firm
- N&D Sports
- Obie Harrington – Howes
- People’s United Bank
- Spectrum Associates
- Univ. of New Haven/College of Business
- West Haven Pharmacy
For more information on the 2014 Wheel-A-Thon, download the event program here.
For more photos from the 2013 Wheel-A-Thon, visit CDR’s Flickr page.
You can download a pdf of the 2014 Wheel-A-Thon brochure here. Stay tuned, the 2014 brochure will be ready for download soon.
The Center for Disability Rights Wheel-A-Thon to Benefit Young People with Disabilities is a fundraising and community awareness campaign to benefit the youth programs and activities of the CDR and its partners.
Money raised in 2013 funded the following:
- 3 college scholarships for students with disabilities;
- Advocacy with students to improve their education;
- Facilitation Services for youth groups; and
- CDR youth transition services.