Communities

Follow Us

Twitter

We Read…

Government

Community

Fire Departments

School Districts

Wheel-A-Thon Is Sunday, September 22, 2013

by Press Release | Sep 12, 2013 11:42 am

() | Commenting has expired | | E-mail the Author

Posted to: Shelton, News by You

The 2013 CDR Wheel-A-Thon is from 9 a.m. until noon on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.

The 2013 Center for Disability Rights Wheel-A-Thon to benefit youth with disabilities takes place from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Savin Rock Conference Center, 5 Rock St. in West Haven.

The Wheel-A-Thon is the annual community fundraiser for the Center for Disability Rights’ youth programs geared at raising awareness of barriers in the community that prevent the inclusion of people with disabilities in the everyday life of their community.

Participants include individuals and teams that raise money by collecting donations or pledges for walking or pushing themselves in a wheelchair over a 1.5-mile course along the West Haven shoreline. It is non-competitive, low-intensity and low-pressure. CDR’s Wheel-A-Thon is mostly about having fun.

For individuals with disabilities, CDR’s service area extends from Milford and runs up the Connecticut Shoreline to Old Saybrook and Old Lyme; up to Middletown and Portland, and down through Meriden to the lower Naugatuck Valley.

Wheel-A-Thon participants and sponsors raised about $16,000 in 2012. One individual and a Wheel-A-Thon participant raised a total of $576. All money raised last year went to scholarships for students with disabilities and CDR’s Shoreline/EstuaryYouth Transition Project (SEYTP). Currently, there are 17 young adults participating in SEYTP and the Greater New Haven YTP.

CDR is looking for individuals who can support or participate in the Wheel-A-Thon with a $25 donation. For information, call Chris or Dana at (203) 934-7077, Ext. 10, or visit the Wheel-A-Thon web site at www.wheel-a-thon.org for more information on registering, sponsoring and participating.

Share this story with others.

Share |

Comments

There were no comments

Events Calendar

PosterWallAdd your Poster

SeeClickFix »

Ansonia/Seymour Fireworks After 11????
Jul 6, 2015 4:42 pm
Address: South Mail Street Ansonia, Connecticut
Rating: 3

Last night (July 5th) Someone or group of people were setting off a huge firework display...

more »
Library Sign
Jun 30, 2015 7:51 am
Address: South Cliff Stree Ansonia, Connecticut
Rating: 5

Ansonia Library - This is a beautiful historic building. Why is it's beauty and historical...

more »
Another Ansonia Blight issuse that has been ignored, WHERE IS THE BLIGHT OFFICER???
Jun 29, 2015 3:41 pm
Address: Jewett St Ansonia, Connecticut
Rating: 9

Another blight issue on Jewett St that has been ignored. What's up with this dump? No one lives...

more »

Sponsors

Knight Foundation Valley Foundation The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

Sponsors have no input into or responsibility for articles published on this site.

V.I.S. Site Design & Development

smartpill design