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Club donates to AMBUCS

AMBUCS Fundraiser 2022 Article Photo From left are Kris Morrison, member of the Piece ‘N Harmony Quilt Guild, Jason Lindahl of the Gray Insurance Agency/Erie Insurance, Ellen Bobst, president of the local chapter of AMBUCS, and Rick Rupprecht, treasurer of both the chapter and Jamestown Skeet Club.

The Jamestown Skeet Club recently held its annual spaghetti dinner fundraiser for the Greater Chautauqua Area Chapter of National AMBUCS.

AMBUCS is a national non-profit with volunteer chapters across the country that works with physical, occupational and speech therapists; by providing Amtryke adaptive trykes, scholarships for therapists and many forms of community service. Currently, there around 5,000 AMBUCS members spread throughout 157 chapters in 36 states.

A variety of items were donated by local businesses for the Jamestown Skeet Club fundraiser, including Wegmans, Webb’s Resort, Cappola’s Pizzaria, Andriaccio’s, Ellicottville Brewing Company, National Comedy Center, and Phil & Cindy’s, as well as friends of the Skeet Club including the Piece ‘N Harmony Quilt Guild. In total, $2,520.00 was raised.

Additionally, for the past five years, a matching grant of up to $2,500 has been provided by Great Lakes Insurance Services Group and co-sponsor Erie Insurance, which brought this year’s total to $5,020. Over the past eight years the Jamestown Skeet Club has sponsored its annual spaghetti dinner more than 100 trykes have been provided to local and regional riders.

For more information about the local chapter of AMBUCS, email ellenbobst@mail.sunyjcc.edu.

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