Boundless Bike Giveaway

Our Goal is 100 Bikes

bikes donated

IMPACTING LIVES ONE BIKE AT A TIME

“When he rides a bike everything changes.”

Mohamed B. 15, Columbus
Cerebral Palsy

Mohamed needs some kind of exercise to keep fit and healthy. He hasn’t any. He feels truly happy after riding his bike at therapy. It helps him to change his mood. It helps him to take his meals.

Sponsor: Sponsor Needed

Referring Partner: Nationwide Children’s Hospital

“As a family we love to be outdoors, and Gianna wants so much to be able to ride her own bike with us on the trails.”

Gianna D. 6, Marysville
Cerebral Palsy

Gianna loves to be outside and play with her friends.This bike would allow her to keep up with her friends. She has used an Amtryke in the past and loved it! Because of the challenges she faces she can’t ride a traditional bike. She rides and adaptive Amtryke bike one during therapy and rides so well!

Sponsor: Sponsor Needed

Referring Partner: Memorial Hospital

“Look closely and you’ll see that the real difference in my son is how loving he is.”

Chase M, 10, Reynoldsburg
Crouzon Syndrome

Chase is a happy and loving kid with many challenges. Our resources go to help him overcome those challenges. He is the joy of my life, and I just want him to be able to have fun and ride a bike. He truly is a special kid.

Sponsor: Sponsor Needed

Referring Partner: Nationwide Children’s Hospital

“Please help our little girl unleash the boundless adventure in her heart.”

Brionna R. 12, Columbus
Obesity, generalized convulsive epilepsy; developmental delay

Brionna is a wonderful child but she has multiple disabilities. She has seizures weekly, but does have a VNS. She is developmentally delayed in all areas barely on a kindergarten level. She is also overweight, and I am hoping that the bike will help her with that as exercise will help her to feel better.

Sponsor: Sponsor Needed

Referring Partner: Nationwide Children’s Hospital

“Being a parent, nothing is sadder then seeing your child unhappy.”

Arpan G. 10, Pickerington
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Arpan was able to ride a bike when he was younger, but because of the progression of his diagnosis, he is not able. He has to stay at home all the time. He says he is unhappy because he can’t go out and play with his friends. If he had that bike, then he could be able to go out and play with friends. It would help him strengthen his legs. He would be happy, and he won’t get bored at home. He wouldn’t be feeling different. !

Sponsor: Sponsor Needed

Referring Partner: Nationwide Children’s Hospital

“I want to do the best I can for my son.”

Varnit S. 3, Marysville
Cri du Chat; Developmental Delay; Hypotonia

Varnit has a twin sister and loves to play with her. An adaptive bike will allow him to be more independent, but also provide him a way to keep up with his sister and participate in more age appropriate gross motor skills. He shows such good interest with the bike during therapy!kid.

Sponsor: Sponsor Needed

Referring Partner: Memorial Hospital

“Thank you for your help.”

Denny S. 7, Powell
Down Syndrome

Denny is a seven year old boy with Down Syndrome and alopecia areata. He loves music, baseball, reading books together and playing with his three siblings. He really enjoys riding a bike in physical therapy that is adapted for him. It would help with his muscle strength and balance. He would love to have a bike to ride at home!

Sponsor: Sponsor Needed

Referring Partner: OLSD

“I want to ride too!”

Martha L. 17, Columbus
Spastic Triplegia

A bicycle would do so much to help Martha get some exercise that would strengthen her legs and muscles. She has nothing else that can do what a bike could do. She could go to the park and enjoy the summer more.

Sponsor: Sponsor Needed

Referring Partner: Nationwide Children’s Hospital

“We just want her to be as healthy and happy as possible.”

Baylee H. 9, Westerville
Poorly controlled, severe, persistent asthma; muscle weakness

Baylee has always wanted to ride bikes with her siblings, but has never been able. With an adapted bike it would be possible. We are excited to be able to see Baylee’s endurance and strength improve.

Sponsor: Sponsor Needed

Referring Partner: Nationwide Children’s Hospital

BIKES FUNDED!

“All the time he needs to be kept busy.”

Mohammad Y., 9, Dublin
Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Mohammed and his family came to the United States in 2016 on a Special Immigrants Visa after working for the U.S. Army in Afghanistan. It has been a difficult transition for Mohammed who is hyperactive with speech delays. He needs to get out and experience and enjoy the freedom of riding a bike. He needs to feel successful and in control. His family is asking for your help to make that possible.

Sponsor: Adaptive Sports Connection donors

Referring Partner: Nationwide Children’s Hospital

“A real-life hero to his family and friends.”

D’Marion G., 10, Reynoldsburg
Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Kawasaki Disease

D’marion doesn’t let his disabilities get the best of him. He was born with low blood platelets that led doctors to discover he had a cyst on his brain that required surgery. At two years old he was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. Doctors learned he had Kawasaki Disease when he experienced multiple seizures and was diagnosed with epilepsy. Through it all D’marion has always been full of energy and eager to be a support and encouragement to others.

Sponsor: The children of Oasis City Church

Referring Partner: Cerebral Palsy Clinic at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

“A bike will help Ben be more independent... like other kids.”

Ben P., 6, Powell
Cerebral Creatine Transporter Deficiency

From the beginning something wasn’t right as Ben missed milestone after milestone in his development. Ben has been in physical, occupational and speech therapy since he was 11 months old. He cannot write, draw or speak intelligibly. He needs help to dress, bath and go up and down stairs. He is just beginning to independently feed himself. Ben has an older brother who rides a bike, and Ben looks up to him. He has just learned to pedal at school, so we're hoping to give them opportunities to enjoy bike riding together.

Sponsor: Kiwanis Club of Powell

Referring Partner: Nationwide Children’s Hospital

“I love my new bike!"

Deveon, 11, from Columbus
Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Westerville Sunrise Rotary sponsored our first child with their gift of $2,000. Deveon, 11, from Columbus has spinal muscular atrophy, a neuromuscular disorder. Working with his therapist Paige from Nationwide Children's Hospital and the Adaptive Sports Connection we were able to adapt a bike to fit his needs.

Sponsor: Westerville Sunrise Rotary

Referring Partner: Nationwide Children’s Hospital

“I can't wait to ride with my family!”

Brandon, 13, from Columbus
Leg Length Discrepancy

Brandon has brothers and sisters who all enjoy being outside, and this adaptive bike will allow him to participate with his siblings safely and independently! His face absolutely lit up when trying and succeeding on this bike!

Sponsor: Sam Dong Corporation

“We are grateful to have an organization like this in our community!”

Gabby, 7, from Westerville
Down Syndrome

“She loves to ride her little tricycle, or rather have us push her now, but we are looking for something more age appropriate and that she will be able to ride independently. We want her to be successful while also having fun!” – Mom

Sponsor: Cardinal Health

“Catherine loves using the bike during gym class."

Catherine, 11, from West Jefferson
Visual and Hearing Impairment

Mom describes her as stubborn. Catherine attends Ohio State School for the Blind and was joined at her evaluation by her APE teacher. Catherine uses a bike at school and would love to be able to use a bike at home as well.

Sponsor: Hiram Masonic Lodge #18

Referring Partner: Ohio State School for the Blind

“Jett learned to ride a trike in his APE class this year and loved it!”

Jett, 7, from Columbus
Autism

“Jett is a super happy 3rd boy of 4 in a very active family. Jett is strong and athletic and loves nothing more than being outside, any time of the year. Jett is a fast learner and learned to ride a trike in his APE class this year and LOVED IT! It meets many of his sensory needs and is great for his overall wellbeing.” – Mom

Sponsor: Adaptive Sports Connection Donors

“Jalaya is eager to get outside!”

Jalaya, 5, from Columbus
Autism

The family is eager to own a bike to help Jalaya to get outside and exercise, and to help increase her upper and lower body strength.

Sponsor: Adaptive Sports Connection Donors

“Avery loves to be outdoors…. (cycling) would give him an outdoor activity that he can participate in that he really enjoys.”

Avery, 6, from Lancaster
Cerebral Palsy

In most ways Avery is just like other little boys. He loves to be outdoors and to be active. He has shown a lot interest in bike riding at school. A bike of his own would give him the opportunity to develop his physical skills as well as his social skills as he rides bikes with his family and friends.

Sponsor: Pedal with Pete

“(while testing a bike at Pedal with Pete event) I can’t believe the smile on his face when he rides!”

Kennedy, 6, from Columbus
Spastic Cerebral Palsy

Kennedy enjoys playing outside and spending time with his family. Riding a bike can help keep him healthier and enjoying life. He can build up his strength and become more independent.

Sponsor: Pedal with Pete

“We can bike as a family!”

Allison, 8, from Columbus
Autism

Allison has struggled to learn how to ride a bike. This has led to discouragement, frustration and missed opportunities. With the pedal adaptations and the increased stability of these special bikes, we believe she can be successful.

Sponsor: Aladdin Shrine

“He is very excited to be getting a bike and hopes to ride the rubber off those tires!”

Ryan, 24, Plain City
Traumatic Brain Injury

This healthy, active young man experienced a traumatic brain injury in 2014. The result of his accident was quadriplegia, spasticity, loss of tone in all limbs and left-hand contracture. After two years of therapy, he is finally able to ride a bike again!

Sponsor: Sierra Trading Post

“He wants to be like kids his own age.”

Kaleb, 10, Richwood
Unspecified Lack of Coordination, ADHD, Mild Intellectual Disabilities

Kaleb is a happy child who wants to do things with his family and friends, but struggles. He lacks the core strength, coordination, endurance and balance to ride a regular bike, successfully and safely. Born and 22 weeks Kaleb was not expected to live to his first birthday. Since being born he has had multiple surgeries and every year is a triumph. Grandma’s goal is to give him as many opportunities as possible to be a regular kid.

Sponsor: Aladdin Shrine

Referring Partner: Union County Board of Developmental Disabilities

“Eliot is a very active and social young man.”

Eliot, 8, Mount Gilead
Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Palsy

Eliot’s parents are doing everything they can to help Eliot stay active and engaged. They know a bike will do so much to help him recover from his surgery and gain strength in his legs. Eliot loves being active and wants to play outside with his friends and family. An adapted bike will help him do that.

Sponsor: Pedal with Pete

Referring Partner: Nationwide Children’s Hospital

“He wants to be like kids his own age.”

Carter, 5, Utica
Agenesis of Corpus Callosum, Heart Defect, FG Syndrome

Carter was born missing the nerves connecting left and right brain. When he was 4 his parent found out he had a congenital heart defect and had to have open heart surgery. Carter has difficulty speaking and lives with hearing and vision impairments and struggles to overcome developmental delays. His parents and his therapist want him to stay as active as possible and hope to get him a bike he can use safely and successfully.

Sponsor: Aladdin Shrine

Referring Partner: Nationwide Children’s Hospital

“When can I ride a bike of my own?”

Riarn, 11, Urbancrest
Cerebral Palsy

Riarn was born with CP. He has low muscle tone and problems with coordination that force him to use a wheelchair most of the time. His limbs have support deficit, and his leg muscles are beginning to contract from limited use. His dad is a bike rider and wants to share that with his son. He knows that having an opportunity to be outside and physically active, will be the best thing possible for his son.

Sponsor: Aladdin Shrine

Referring Partner: Nationwide Children’s Hospital

“I want to be able to share my joy of cycling with my daughter.”

Hannah, 12, Marysville
Autistic Disorder, Phelan Medermid Syndrome

Hannah has so many challenges, but she faces them all with shear perseverance, while maintaining a happy and loving disposition. She amazes me each and every day. As her father I am supposed to be the strong one, but I can honestly say I wish I had half of her strength.

Sponsor: Aladdin Shrine

Referring Partner: Memorial Hospital

“I would love nothing more than to see him riding down the bike path with his giant contagious smile.”

Reilly W. 11, Columbus
Smith-Lemli-Optiz Syndrome

Reilly has such an incredible spirit! He absolutely loves being around family and friends, is very active and can’t get enough of the outdoors. His body does not produce cholesterol, which is essential for brain function. In Reilly’s case this affected his development significantly. We want to keep encouraging his love of being outdoors and being active. We have never been able to afford a bicycle for him, and it’s not covered by insurance. It was a luxury that was always pushed to the back because of other necessities, surgeries etc. This is our chance!

Sponsor: Peer-to Peer Friends and Family

Referring Partner: Nationwide Children’s Hospital

“He loves sports. He loves being active. He is working hard!”

Dale B. 13, Pickerington
Cerebral Palsy; Triplegia; Epilepsy; Asthma

Dale is a charming, motivated, intelligent young man. He understands his diagnosis, but does not accept its limitations. He has goals that include more physical mobility. His approaches therapy and fitness with a “Can Do” attitude. He could really go places on a bike!

Sponsor: Peer-to Peer Friends and Family

Referring Partner: Athletico

Impact lives with one bike today!

Every child deserves a chance to learn how to ride a bike – to feel the freedom and fun with friends and family. For thousands of central Ohio children with disabilities, the access, cost, and training for the right adaptive equipment is out of reach.

Adaptive Sports Connection provides specialized adaptive bikes for children. Working with a volunteer team of physical therapists and cycling enthusiasts, we offer bike evaluations for children, purchase adaptive bikes, put together the bikes, deliver the bikes, and teach children how to ride the bikes.

The joy on the faces of the children and parents is priceless. Last year we gave away 70 adaptive bikes to children with physical and cognitive disabilities.

This year we hope to give away 100 adaptive bikes through our Boundless Challenge Bike Giveaway for Kids.

Bikes restore a sense of possibility and ability to those whom are often told by society that their life is about limitations and disability. Help us in giving the gift of health, independence, and the freedom of mobility through adaptive cycling.

BOUNDLESS BIKE GIVEAWAY FOR KIDS DONOR LEVELS

Champion

$20,000
  • Program category exclusivity
  • 10 ADAPTIVE BIKES
  • Publicity event at your business with the parents and children who receive bikes
  • Primary marketing position including TV, press releases, social media, email blasts, channel partners, website
  • Opportunity to deliver bikes (similar to the prize patrol)

Encourager

$10,000
  • 5 ADAPTIVE BIKES
  • Publicity event at your business with the parents and children who receive bikes
  • Primary marketing position including TV, press releases, social media, email blasts, channel partners, website
  • Opportunity to deliver bikes (similar to the prize patrol)

Advocate

$4,000
  • 2 ADAPTIVE BIKES
  • Primary marketing position including TV, press releases, social media, email blasts, channel partners, website
  • Opportunity to deliver bikes (similar to the prize patrol)

Supporter

$2,000
  • Individual adaptive bike sponsor with name recognition
  • Opportunity to deliver bikes (similar to the prize patrol)
  • Listed on website

Contributor

Any Amount
  • Your gift will support us with the operations and activities related to Boundless Bike Giveaway.

Give the gift of health, independence, and the freedom of mobility!

For more information, please contact Sharon Schreiber, Executive Director
at sharon@adaptivesportsconnection.org or (630) 945-1787.