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Springfield JCC to Host Project R.I.D.E. Tune-Up Days

SPRINGFIELD — The Kehillah (Special Needs) Department at the Springfield Jewish Community Center will host its annual Project R.I.D.E. bike tune-up days on Sunday, April 25 and Sunday, May 2 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The event will be held outside at the J (1160 Dickinson Street, Springfield).

“Project R.I.D.E is incredible,” said Tina Edwards, Director of Kehillah, “There’s something magical about riding a bike, and watching the excitement and happiness on the faces of the participants and their families, and being part of the tuneup day is such a joy.”

Now in its 14th year, Project R.I.D.E. (recreation, independence, development, and equipment) loans modified tricycles to children and young adults with special needs, in addition to providing information about adaptive sports programs in Western Massachusetts. From Massachusetts and Vermont to Connecticut, Maine, and New Hampshire, our recreational adaptive tricycles have traveled all across New England, offering hundreds of individuals with unique needs the opportunity to participate in bike riding with their friends and families.

About the Kehillah Program:

Kehillah means “community” in Hebrew. The mission of Kehillah, the Special Needs Department of the Springfield JCC, is to provide quality recreational, social, and enrichment programs for children, teens, and adults with special needs. Kehillah’s goal is to create a feeling of community at the J, while fostering a fun and welcoming environment for individuals of all abilities. All Kehillah programs provide a supervised, safe, and nurturing inclusive environment for participants to enjoy themselves, build self-esteem, increase independence, experience new places and things, improve social skills, and cultivate meaningful relationships.

For more information about Kehillah and Project R.I.D.E., contact Tina Edwards at (413) 739-4715 or tedwards@springfieldjcc.org.

 

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