Thank you for your interest in the Center for Disability Rights (CDR) Annual Wheel-A-Thon to benefit young people with disabilities.
The 2013 Wheel-A-Thon to benefit youth with disabilities will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Savin Rock Conference Center, 5 Rock St., West Haven.
The 2012 Wheel-A-Thon took place Sept. 9, 2012, at the Savin Rock Conference Center in West Haven, Connecticut. Wheel-A-Thon participants and sponsors raised about $16,000 in 2012. CDR supporter Robert J. Allen was the top individual fundraiser with a total of $576 raised for the Center for Disability Rights!
This year, funds went to one scholarship for a student with disabilities and to provide staff and supports for the participants in our Shoreline/EstuaryYouth Transition Project (SEYTP). Currently, there are 17 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 finally planning to open a satellite office in Clinton, CT!
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 called Pogi’s Posse.
The top 2012 fundrasing teams are:
1) Four Wheel Loggers 1; Captain Roger Kamm
2) Team Karshutay; Captain Laura K. Taylor
3) Four Wheel Loggers 2; Captain Shirley Burns.
The Team Spirit Award was won by West Haven Community House’s Spoke Benders — Team Captain Karl Pepin.
Best Individual Participant was Robert “RJ” Alling.
A Great Big ‘Thank You!’ to All of Our Corporate Sponsors!
- Bayer Healthcare
- Anthony Giordano — Engineer
- ATG Rehab
- Filter Sales and Service
- First Church of Christ Congregational Clinton, CT
- Gateway Christian Fellowship
- New Britain Medical
- N&D Sports
- Obie Harrington – Howes
- People’s United Bank
- Spectrum Associates
- Advanced Wheels — CT
- Alloy Specialties Inc.
- Amadeus Center for Health and Healing
- West Haven Medical
For more photos from the 2012 Wheel-A-Thon, visit CDR’s Flickr page.
You can download a pdf of the 2013 Wheel-A-Thon brochure here.
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 2012 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.
Watch a slideshow of all 2012 Wheel-A-Thon photos on Flickr here.