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Events

2024

March 16 - Cash Bash

April 5-6 - Regional AMBUCS Conference (members and guests only)

May 18 - Amtryke Road Rally (invitation only)

September 16 - Charity Golf Outing

$500 Constellation Energy Community Champions Grant

Constellation Energy gives back to our community through their Community Champions program.  GCC AMBUCS will be given a $500 grant to put towards the purchase of an Amtryke for a child in Champaign County.  THANK YOU Constellation Energy!

 

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30th Annual Scarecrow Festival a Big Hit!

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The weather was great, if a little windy, for the 30th Annual Scarecrow Festival in AMBUCS Park in East Urbana!  Attendees started arriving right at 10am and the games and rides were ready and waiting and all were busy until the end of the day at 3pm.  We had 20 Alpha Phi Omega, (APO), students, left, from the service fraternity at the U of I, volunteer to run the games and they had a blast with all the kids.

New this year: Billy Bob, the giant scarecrow, brought his wife along and they ruled as King and Queen of the festival!  They, and the cornfield that was added after the picture at right, was a great background for family pictures!

Thanks to all who came out and to the volunteers that helped during the day!  We had wonderful pulled pork, hotdogs to eat and a bake sale for those who wanted desert.

Hope to see everyone next year!

 

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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

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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!

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Everyone had a great time at the Scarecrow Festival in AMBUCS Park!  The kids' games and the rides were the biggest hit and the bake sale table sold out by 1:30pm.  Hope to see everyone next year!

Currently we are not building ramps.  We hope to start again in 2024.

 

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.

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