Thank you for your interest in the Center for Disability Rights (CDR) Annual Wheel-A-Thon to benefit young people with disabilities. The Wheel-A-Thon is a fundraising and community awareness campaign to benefit the youth programs and activities of the CDR and its partners.
The 2017 Wheel-A-Thon took place from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, at the Savin Rock Conference Center, 5 Rock St., West Haven. Registration and pizza was from 6 to 6:45 p.m. The ceremony started at 6:45 and ended around 7 p.m. when the walk began. Awards to walkers were distributed around 7:30 and there was live entertainment throughout.
Visit our flickr page for photos of this year’s Wheel-A-Thon to Benefit Youth with Disabilities.
Wheel-A-Thon participants can walk, roll in a wheelchair or ride a bicycle along a 1-mile route. You can register and participate as an individual or you can form a team with your family, friends and co-workers. To register to participate, visit the “Participate” page.
The money raised during the 2016 Wheel-A-Thon went toward seven scholarships, two summer Self-Empowerment Camps and advocacy with students to improve their education.
Just like in 2014 and 2015 CDR supporter Robert “RJ” Alling was the top individual fundraiser in 2016 and we’re hoping for good things from him again.
Individuals who are not part of a team but who at least $25 for young people with disabilities can participate in the CDR Wheel-A-Thon as individuals.
The top 2016 fund rasing teams were:
1) Rolling Bones (Irene Puccino)
2) Meredith’s Minions (Meredith Taylor); and
3) Sandy’s Steam Rollers (Sandy Roberts).
The winner of the Team Spirit Award was FourWheelLoggers (Geri Kamm)
We will have more information on this year’s results soon, so stay tuned.
Other major supporters last year (and this year) included West Haven Community House.
A Great Big ‘Thank You!’ to All of Our 2016 Corporate Sponsors!
- N&D Sports
- Anthony Giordano Engineers
- DePalma’s Pizza
- CT Chapter of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA-CT)
- Ted Kennedy, Jr.
- Mobility Works (formerly Ride Away)
- People’s United Bank (Elm Street)
- Universal Hotel Liquidators
- First Church of Christ Congregational, Clinton
- Lifeway Mobility
- Only the Best Pizza and Catering
- Pizza Works of West Haven