Author: Kristen Seroka
This semester our class volunteered at the Stride & Glide race to raise money for Independence First. Independence First is a local organization which provides assistance to persons with disabilities through discounted equipment, resources, adaptive sports and activity opportunities, and various other services. MUPT works directly with this organization through the Adaptive Abilities Club at Marquette in sports such as downhill skiing, water skiing, wheelchair rugby, and wheelchair basketball.
The DPT 4 students had a great Saturday morning at the Milwaukee Zoo, volunteering as race course volunteers, visiting with the animals, getting to know some of the race participants and their families, and finishing off with a little Zumba! This fundraising will allow for Independence First to continue their commitment to improve the quality of life of persons with disabilities and MUPT students were proud to help in any way possible while having a lot of fun along the way!