For the News-Current
BEAVERCREEK — The Amtryke Service Project is the current focus of many of the 200 plus Ohio Kiwanis clubs thanks to the efforts of Ohio District Kiwanis Governor and Dayton native Amy Zimmerman.
Recently, the Beavercreek Kiwanis Club, under the sponsorship of member and local State Farm Insurance Agent Bruce Hall, answered Zimmerman’s call for support and provide a customized amtryke (specialized tricycle) to 3-year-old Hope and her family from Kettering.
“Seeing Hope roll around the room on her new amtryke with a bright and energetic delight on her face, that’s exactly why I chose this project,” said Zimmerman. “This gift, especially at Christmas time really also helped to make it special for her, as it should be for any child that Kiwanis serves here in Ohio or around the world.”
The Amtryke project holds special significance to Zimmerman as her mother, Sandy Zimmerman, is also heavily involved with the non-profit organization that creates the bikes, Ambucs and its Ohio chapter Greenebucs. Amy’s father and brother also assist with the group through fundraising and assembling the therapeutic bikes for recipients, which includes adults as well, especially military veterans that have lost the ability to use a traditional bicycle.
Additional information available at: www.ambucs.org or www.ohiokiwanis.org.
Story courtesy of Beavercreek Kiwanis Club.