Race for Independence
OPTIONS for Independence is a nonresidential Independent Living Center where people with disabilities learn the skills to control their own lives and function independently in their communities.
"Wheelchairs and other such assistive devices are available to individuals within the community without charge," said Melanie Louviere, program coordinator at OPTIONS for Independence.
"There is a need for wheelchairs due to the large number of people requesting this service and the poor or unusable condition of existing equipment," said Louviere.
Currently there are six people on the waiting list and there are several additional requests each week.
A group of students from the Management and Human Resource class at Utah State University is putting the fundraiser together.
The mission statement of students is: To bring the community together by creating awareness and raising money to give more independence to people with disabilities.
The race will start at the Willow Park pavilion. Part of the race goes through the scenic Logan Riverside Trail, around Park Avenue and back to Willow Park.
Many of the sponsors for the race have donated prizes to be given away. Prizes include a treadmill from ICON, compact disc players and more.
Registration for the race and to be eligible for prizes is $8 before June 21st and $10 the day of the event. Families are also encouraged to participate for a registration fee of $30. T-shirts are available for each person registered for the race.
For more information call OPTIONS for Independence at 753-5353.