Howard Blas To Ride In Ramah Bike Ride-To Benefit Ramah Special Needs Programs
I just signed up to spend five days riding 50-65 miles per day through the Galil and mountainous Golan Heights of Israel. Why?
The ride combines three of my loves: Jewish special needs camping, Israel and bike riding.
I have spent more than 1/3 of my life working with our Tikvah Program; I have loved Israel since childhood, and I have become a big bike rider in recent years.
100% of the net proceeds raised for the Ramah Galil Ride 2011 will be used to: 1) provide scholarship support for families with children with special needs who have financial need, to enable them to attend Ramah programs; 2) develop a national training initiative for staff of special needs campers. While you may be most familiar with our Tikvah Program, nearly every Ramah camp offers a program for campers with special needs. In fact, Nearly 2,000 campers with special needs have participated in these Ramah programs over the past 40 years, and Ramah's special needs programs now serve about 250 campers each summer.
http://howardblas.com/articles/2010/11/04/288/campers-with-developmental-disabilities-the-tikvah-program (if you’d like a pdf, write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll send it to you).