Amtryke Give Away on Local News!

GCC AMBUCS gave an Amtryke to Ceasar Perez at the Champaign-Urbana Elks Lodge on Friday, March 25th!  WCIA, Channel 3 was there to film a segment.  Check it out!  https://www.wcia.com/video/amtryke-for-people-with-disabilities/7561624/

Barstool Golf is Back April 23rd, 11am-5pm!

***Registration is now closed!***

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Now We're Ready to Play! 

Things you need to know:

>Play begins at 11am.  Please report to your starting bar around that time.

>Please know your team name!  It's the easiest way for us to find your scorecard!

>When ALL of your players are present, step up to the check-in table and give the AMBUCS worker your team name.

>The AMBUCS worker will place your scorecard in line for playing the hole.

>When you are next up to play, your team name will be called.  Please move to the playing area right away!

>When your team finishes the hole, you will be given your scorecard to take with you to the next bar.

>You can then travel to the next bar on your own or wait for the bus that will arrive about every 30 minutes.

>Repeat 8 more times!

We hope you have lots of fun during the day and know that by having fun you are helping people with disabilities in Champaign County maintain their independence and mobility!  We thank you all for participating!

Direct any questions to Sally Denhart.  See you there!

he nine participating bars this year are: The Axe Bar (new), Collective Pour (new), Esquire Lounge, (new), Green Street Cafe', Hubers, One T's Corner Pocket, (formerly Goldy's), Pia's Sports Bar and Grill, Pipa's Pub, Pour Bros.

 

 

 

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About GCC AMBUCS

AMBUCS is a national charitable service organization consisting of a diverse group of men and woman 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.  Our main accomplishments are the 350 ramps we have built for low income families in Champaign County since 1981 and the 180 AmTrykes we have given away in the last 10 years.  At right is the crew at one of our ramp 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.  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!

Ready to join us?  Just print and fill out this Membership Application and we'll be happy to have you!

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Membership

March and April is our Spring Roundup Membership Drive!  Please consider joining us!

The Greater Champaign County Chapter of AMBUCS is a diverse group of people who come together with a common goal of helping the disabled members of our community. Our membership includes men and women from industry, from acadamia, retired persons, and people who own their own businesses.

 

From building wheelchair ramps for low-income residents to providing special trykes to children, to maintaining AMBUCS Park in East Urbana, our projects are as diverse as our membership. We support and participate in the Tom Jones Challenger League which is dedicated to seeing that all children no matter what their abilities know the fun of playing baseball.

 

The chapter is a busy one that has a project or fund raising effort going on several times a year. We have a Barstool Golf event in the winter months, a huge benefit dinner in February or March and a big golf outing in June. We also host the Scarecrow Festival in AMBUCS Park in the fall and decorate the Park every year for the holidays.  Don't have a lot of time to devote to the organization? No problem. Each member can participate as much or as little as they want.

The chapter also has socials where the members can get to know one another and build life-long friendships. The national organization hosts a yearly convention where about 80 AmTrykes are given to children and adults at a "rodeo" and there are regional conferences where chapters can learn from one another. Fun and fellowship are part of all we do!

 

The chapter meets once per week on Tuesday during the lunch hour, with the chapter Board meeting on the last Wednesday of the month. Join us for lunch and see what we are all about. Contact one of our officers and we'll set everything up.

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The 2021 Scarecrow Festival started out wet with a light rain as we set up but once the rain stopped the people came out to have fun and take pictures with the giant Scarecrow, Billy Bob.  He'll be back in 2022 and may have some company!  Thanks to all who came by to play the games and ride the rides!  See you in 2022!

Due to the large amount of requests, we've had to stop accepting ramp applications for this season.  We hope to regroup and be back building ramps in the Spring of 2022.  Contact information will be shared again then.

 

Our club gives away therapeutic tricycles, called AmTrykes, to children and adults with disabilities. The process starts with a recommendation from a therapist and an email to member Scott Price.  In no time, a trike will be assembled and delivered for the person to enjoy!