The Amtryke Project
Granville Kiwanis has been working with The Adaptive Adventure Sports Coalition (TAASC) based in Dublin, OH to provide Amtrykes to disabled youth and veterans in our local community and around Central Ohio. TAASC maintains an active waitlist of eligible candidates who request financial assistance in Central Ohio. Through donations and grants, they train volunteers to assess, request and provide trykes throughout the year. Each tryke is customized to the individual's needs and can be modified or traded-in as the child grows.
(Photo above) Granville co-sponsored this tryke presented by Gov. Amy Zimmerman at a state-wide meeting at OSU-Newark campus on Dec. 5, 2015. The receipient was 9yr-old Abby from Zanesville. Article in Newark Advocate on Dec. 8, 2015.
(Photo) Savanna McDade, age 11, received an amtryke on Jan. 19, 2016 at the Division 10-E, 10-S, and 10-W Joint Council meeting honoring Ohio District Governor Amy Zimmerman. Gov. Amy presented the tryke to Savanna who was "all smiles" and just celebrated her birthday the day before. Over 133 people including her mother Tonya McDade attended the event. We collected $4865 in donations and pledges for Ambucs that evening. Thanks to Division 10-E Key Clubs for $690!
(Photo) Louis Wood received his Amtryke in May from the Granville Kiwanis. He showed our club and others from Division 10E, his progress at our Division Council Meeting at Infirmary Mound Park. Photo taken by Alice Lewis. (Photo) Katie with cerebral palsey receives an amtryke in Mason, OH on Aug. 12.
(Photos) DeJanique Harding from Colerain School in Columbus and Brandon Smith-Brown from Lancaster receive Amtrykes at the 2016 Granville 4th of July during the Games for All Ages. Lee Ann Parsley, silver medalist in the skeleton signed Brandon's helmet.
(Photo) Sollomon Barth from Granville receives an Amtryke at the Division 10E Family Picnic at Blendon Woods on Sept 19, 2016. His father Michael helps him adjust the bike and Solly was so excited when he could finally go ride. Members donated their meal cost to help raise funds for the $900 Amtryke, a joint gift of the Kiwanis Clubs of Division 10E.
Granville Kiwanis and Division 10E donated two amtrykes to youth from New Albany on Sept 14, 2017 at Blendon Woods Park. Shown are New Albany Kiwanians and the families of Channing and Paxton.
In October 2017, the Granville HS Key Club funded an amtryke for Emily M. age 13 of Granville, shown with her physical therapist Michelle? and mom Sherrie.
On November 20, 2017 at a Kiiwanis meeting at the Granville Inn, Santa presented Maddox Bertke (age 5 from Granville) accompanied by his family, his own therapeutic tryke. He told Santa thank you and rode the tryke out of the Granville Room, down the ramp to his car. He took the opportunity to ask Santa for a present for Christmas, a Robin (Batman's sidekick) mobile.