Thank you for your interest in the Center for Disability Rights (CDR) Annual Wheel-A-Thon to benefit young people with disabilities.
The tenth annual Wheel-A-Thon to benefit youth with disabilities took place Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015 at Savin Rock Conference Center. Visit our flickr page for photos of the event that raised more than $10,000 for youth with disabilities.
Please contact CDR if you are interested in forming a team for next year’s event, or if you would like to participate as an individual, or if you would like information on corporate sponsorship.
You may download a pdf of the 2015 Wheel-A-Thon brochure here.
The 2015 Wheel-A-Thon raised more than $10,000 that will go toward 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 have opened a satellite office in Clinton, Conn!
Like in 2014, CDR supporter Robert “RJ” Allen was the top individual fundraiser. In 2015 he raised more than $500 for the Center for Disability Rights himself!
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 2015 fundrasing teams were:
1) Pogi’s Pirates
2) Sandy’s Steamrollers; and
3) third best fundraiser was the Brilliant Board team.
Other major supporters included the N&D Sports of North Haven (with 29 walkers this year!), and West Haven Community House.
A Great Big ‘Thank You!’ to All of Our 2015 Corporate Sponsors!
- N&D Sports
- DePalma’s Pizza
- Ride Away
- Ted Kennedy, Jr.
- Unilever Inc.
- Anthony Giordano Engineers
- Filter Sales and Service
- Advanced Wheels
- Baybrook Remodelers
- Gateway Christian Fellowship
- People’s United Bank
- Spectrum Associates
- Universal Hotel Liquidators
- First Church of Christ Congregational, Clinton
- Right At Home
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 2014 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.