Volunteers Needed for 2017 Lose the Training Wheels Camp


Volunteers are needed for Marshall University’s Lose the Training Wheels bike camp, a program that teaches individuals with disabilities to independently ride a two-wheel bicycle. Offered through a partnership with the non-profit charity iCanShine, the camp uses adapted bicycles, a specialized instructional program and trained professionals to enable individuals with disabilities to learn to ride.

This year’s summer program will take place Monday, June 5, through Friday, June 9,  at the Phil Cline Family YMCA. With 75 minutes of daily instruction over five days, over 80% of the disabled campers learn to ride a conventional bicycle independently. Please consider volunteering 75 minutes a day to help a child who may never otherwise be able to learn to ride, gain self-confidence and be given the opportunity to participate in activities with family and friends.

The same two spotters work with the same child all week, so they truly share in the pride and joy of their success at the end of the week.  This is a great opportunity to share your love of physical activity and help a child and their family achieve something they may not have thought possible.

To learn more about the 2017 Lose the Training Wheels camp, visit www.marshall.edu/lttw. To download the Volunteer Registration Form, visit http://www.marshall.edu/lttw/files/Volunteer-Registration-Form17-pdf-1.pdf.

For questions, contact the camp director, Dr. Liz Pacioles, by phone at 304-696-5831 or e-mail caseyel@marshall.edu.