The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

March 1, 2013

AMBUCS show helps area residents


DANVILLE — The annual AMBUCS Home and Living Show kicks off Saturday at the David S. Palmer Arena, giving area residents an opportunity to see the newest offerings from local businesses.

The show also provides an opportunity for local residents, especially children, to enjoy some special activities.

Proceeds from the show help support a number of programs in which AMBUCS member play active roles.

The organization sponsors the Challenger baseball league, which allows children with special needs to participate in America’s pastime. Volunteers compete alongside the players to be sure everyone has a great time.

AMBUCS also helps send local children with special needs to summer camps, giving them and their families an enjoyable break from their daily routines.

Club members also help purchase AmTrykes, special bicycles designed so that people who face even significantly challenging physical difficulties can learn to ride and enjoy the independence the special bicycles can bring.

The organization sponsors several other similar programs all designed to expand the capabilities of children with special needs.

AMBUCS also seeks out volunteers from the community to lend a hand with many of its special activities.

Admission to Saturday and Sunday’s show is free, so there are few reasons not to visit the arena and show support for AMBUCS’ great programs.

Stop by and learn about great things for your home, and the great things AMBUCS sponsors for the community.