Welcome

Thank you for your interest in the Center for Disability Rights (CDR) Annual Wheel-A-Thon to benefit young people with disabilities.

Be sure to register early to help make the 10th Annual Wheel-A-Thon the best yet! Visit the sponsorship page to download the registration form.

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.

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Members of the top fundraising team for the 2013 CDR Wheel-A-Thon -- Team Karshutay -- pose for a photograph following the 2013 Wheel-A-Thon to Benefit Youth with Disabilities. (photo: cjzurcher)

Members of the top fundraising team for the 2013 CDR Wheel-A-Thon — Team Karshutay — pose for a photograph following the 2013 Wheel-A-Thon to Benefit Youth with Disabilities. (photo: cjzurcher)

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!

Members of Sandy's Steamrollers, the 2013 Team Spirit award winners.

Members of Sandy’s Steamrollers, the 2013 Team Spirit award winners. (photo: cjzurcher)

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!

2013 Wheel-A-Thon volunteer and special guest Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy, Jr., CDR Executive Director Marc Anthony Gallucci Esq., CDR Board President Charles Smythe pose with top individual fundraiser Robert "RJ" Alling following the 2013 CDR Wheel-A-Thon to Benefit Youth with Disabilities. (photo: cjzurcher)

2013 Wheel-A-Thon volunteer and special guest Edward Moore “Ted” Kennedy, Jr., CDR Executive Director Marc Anthony Gallucci Esq., CDR Board President Charles Smythe pose with top individual fundraiser Robert “RJ” Alling (right) following the 2013 CDR Wheel-A-Thon to Benefit Youth with Disabilities. (photo: cjzurcher)

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.

About 125 people traversed the Savin Rock boardwalk during the 2013 CDR Wheel-A-Thon to Benefit Youth with Disabilities, Sept. 22, 2013. (photo: cjzurcher)

About 125 people traversed the Savin Rock boardwalk during the 2013 CDR Wheel-A-Thon to Benefit Youth with Disabilities, Sept. 22, 2013. (photo: cjzurcher)

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.

 


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