Though it is the second rainy Wheelathon in a row our backup inside Parkland College route was still busy. Our Co sponsor Club ACCESS put together a challenging route. This year we had prizes, a trophy, magician Christopher Bontjes, balloon animals by our own magic man Bob Kirby, face painting, temporary tattoos, “Did you know?” disability fact signs, free pizza, T-shirts and many new faces.
Our thanks to our sponsors Knights of Columbus, Health Alliance, Busey, Rogard’s Office Plus, Beltone, Walgreens, Kohl’s, MTD Project Te. We also had some great volunteers from sponsors Walgreen’s and Kohl’s.
Our political guests were Senator Frerichs, Representative Jakobsson, Champaign Mayor Don Gerard, City of Champaign Council member Will Kyles, County Clerk Gordy Hulten, John Bambenek Senate candidate.
There were a lot of great people making Wheelathon 2012 one of the best yet!