Greater Champaign County AMBUCS
AMBUCS is a national charitable service organization consisting of a diverse group of men and women dedicated to creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities. The Greater Champaign County Chapter has been making a difference in the Champaign County since 1981.
Please take a look at the many wonderful things we do, and consider becoming a member. We can always use the help, and we love meeting new people in the community. In fact, if you like, just drop by one of our lunch meetings to see what we are all about. We'll even spring for lunch!
The national organization was formed in 1922 in Birmingham, Alabama by William
L. White. He called it "American Business Club" which later evolved into
AMBUCS. The national organization has a new video with more of the history
and lots of information about the various AMBUCS projects:
AMBUCS You-Tube Video
Golf Outing Fundraiser!
The next fundraiser will be our Charity Golf Outing at Stone Creek Golf Course, Urbana, IL. The event will take place, Monday, June 17th with a shotgun start at 1pm. Range balls will be provided before the event so you can practice your best swing. We'll be selling 50/50 raffle tickets during the day and golfers will be able to play Par 3 Poker at each of the par 3 holes. There will be hole-in-one prizes and a silent auction at the dinner after the event. The cost for the event will be $100 per player.
For more information or to sign up to play contact:
Steve Gibbs - 217-493-9026
Don Dunlap - 217-202-3061
Larry Windingland - 217-621-6991
27th Annual Spring Benefit Fundraiser
The Spring Benefit Fundraiser on March 2nd was a great success! The final number is tremendous! $20,031.50 (A new club record!) was raised for our various projects. Woo, woo! Thanks to all club members and friends who worked the event, to all the sponsors who gave door prizes, and to everyone who bought tickets and attended the event. We couldn't do it without you!
All proceeds will benefit our various projects in the greater Champaign County area. We provide AmTrykes to people with disabilities, build wheelchair ramps for low-income families, give scholarships at Parkland College, and help maintain AMBUCS Park in east Urbana.
If you would like to donate funds to our projects please send a check made
payable to "GCC AMBUCS" and mail it to:
PO Box 592
Urbana, IL 61803
or click on our Contact Us page and any of our officers can help you out.