Gillette and Courage Center put kids on wheels in motion at spring sports expo

A bicycle for two, but both people are sitting side by side, one or both could have a disability and could still use is bike.
A bicycle for two, but both people are sitting side by side, one or both could have a disability and could still use is bike.

This spring Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare and Courage Center partnered to help children with disabilities achieve greater independence and confidence through sports at this year’s Bike Expo and Sports Jam. The goal at this annual event is to help children with disabilities achieve greater independence and confidence through sports. Kids who previously could not participate in recreational activities, such as a family bike ride now have the opportunity to experience these childhood activities.

At the Bike Expo, children and their families could see—and test out—adaptive bikes firsthand, finding the model that works for them. The event is fun and convenient—one stop shopping” for families in search of an adaptive bike.

Being physically active and engaged with friends, family and the community is hugely important for people with disabilities. Not only can it improve their health, it also benefits them mentally and emotionally.

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