May 6th, 2023 - BarStool Golf
May 20th, 2023 - Amtryke Road Rally (invitation only)
Next Big Event: BarStool Golf!
Event set for May 6th, 11am-5pm
The fun of miniature golf, indoors, in the Spring, with drinks and snacks on the side; what more could anyone ask for? How about helping out a great charity at the same time?!? This annual fundraiser puts the emphasis on a great day in Champaign, showcasing nine bars with all they have to offer. There will be t-shirts for sale, fun games at some of the bars, and even raffle prizes! Also, several bars will have drink specials and snack food available to players.
Each team consists of four players, $25 each to participate or $100 per team. Registration will open April 11th, online only, so get your teams together now. Pick a starting bar from the list below and arrive by 11am. Once all four of your players are at the bar, find the check-in table and tell the workers your team name. Your scorecard will be put in line to play the hole and your team name will be called when it's your turn so don't move too far away from the playing area. Once all team members play the hole, you'll pick up your scorecard and move on to the next bar. Buses will arrive about every 30 minutes to transport players or you can drive yourself. Players will need to walk between the three downtown bars.
Participating bars: The Axe Bar, Collective Pour, Esquire, Green Street Cafe, Huber's, One T's Corner Pocket, Pia's, Pipa's, and Pour Bros.
All proceeds will go toward our various projects; Amtryke giveaways, ramp building, scholarships for therapy students at Parkland College, and support for AMBUCS Park in East Urbana. It's a wonderful way to spend a Saturday in the Spring! Hope to see lots of you there!
AMBUCS Begins Year-long Membership Drive
Time to join a great group of people!
The Greater Champaign County AMBUCS is a enjoyable group to join! We have lots of fun doing all of our projects from giving away Amtrykes, to thanking therapists for all they do with us, to fundraising, to maintaining AMBUCS Park, to shed cleaning! We're always having a good time giving back to our community. On September 19th, we'll be hosting our Charity Golf Outing fundraiser at Lake of the Woods in Mahomet. We'll be hosting the Scarecrow Festival in AMBUCS Park, east Urbana, on October 8th. We meet once a week at Urbana Gardens for fellowship and to plan our events. We have speakers at these lunch meetings and give away Amtrykes to people in our community! We would be happy to have you join us at lunch to find out what this group is all about! Contact any member to join us for lunch! We'll save a seat for you! Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to keep up with events.
About GCC 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 Champaign County since 1981. Our main accomplishments are the 350 ramps we have built for low income families in Champaign County since 1981 and the 300+ AmTrykes we have given away in the last 10 years. At right is the crew at one of our bike builds.
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. If you like, just drop by one of our Tuesday lunch meetings at Urbana Gardens to see what we are all about. We'll even spring for lunch!
When you're ready to join us just print and fill out this Membership Application and we'll be happy to have you!
February 18th was the date for the 2023 GCC AMBUCS Charity Cash! It was a fun time with lots of games, including a Heads-N-Tails game where the prize was a basket full of assorted liquors! We gave away an Amtryke and ate some wonderful food catered by Neimerg's Steakhouse of Effingham. Hope to see everyone back next year!
Our Chapter built two ramp in 2022. Unfortunately, due to the large number of requests and the onset of Winter, we will not build any more ramps in the 2022 season. Please check back in 2023!
Our club gives away therapeutic tricycles, called AmTrykes, to children and adults with disabilities. The process starts with a recommendation from a therapist. As soon as possible, a trike will be assembled and delivered for the person to enjoy! Contact Amtryke Ambassador, Scott Price, 217-202-4487, with questions.