“Thanks to the generosity of Rollx Vans, transportation is no longer a barrier to participating in our events that promote independence, hope, and community," said Jesse Billauer, Life Rolls On Founder and Director of National Outreach.
Los Angeles, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 15, 2011
Life Rolls On announced today that Rollx Vans will be the organization’s Official Transportation Partner for its signature quality of life program, They Will Surf Again (TWSA). With nine events in seven states, TWSA empowers paraplegics and quadriplegics with the opportunity to experience the freedom and mobility of surfing through the support of adaptive equipment and dedicated volunteers.
Rollx Vans will provide Life Rolls On’s adaptive surfers with complimentary shuttle service to and from local They Will Surf Again events. By partnering with a rehabilitation hospital near each TWSA site, patients of the rehabilitation center and local adaptive surfers will have the opportunity to utilize this unique service without leaving the comfort of their own neighborhood. Multiple vehicles will be available, as each van can accommodate one surfer and up to three guests. Rollx Vans’ transportation program will commence on Saturday, April 9 to kick off the 2011 They Will Surf Again season in Huntington Beach, CA.
“For many living with paralysis, especially those from underserved areas, making the trip to and from the beach can be tough,” said Jesse Billauer, Life Rolls On’s Founder and Director of National Outreach. “Thanks to the generosity of Rollx Vans, transportation is no longer a barrier to participating in our events that promote independence, hope, and community.”
Provided at no-cost to participants, TWSA fosters confidence and camaraderie, while serving as a vital opportunity for individuals with spinal cord injury and their families to establish new support systems outside of traditional support group settings. A spectacular sight, They Will Surf Again attracts up to 50 adaptive surfers and 200 volunteers per location, working together to push the bounds of possibility beyond paralysis.
“Rollx Vans takes great pride in giving back to the communities that support us. In fact, since 2004, Rollx Vans has donated over 30% of our profits to charity,” explained Rollx Vans’ Director of Sales and Marketing Scott Andrews. “We look forward to being a supportive partner of Life Rolls On and hope to expand the number of people who can attend the events by providing wheelchair accessible transportation to and from the beach.”
For more than three decades, Rollx Vans has been the premier manufacturer of accessible minivans and full-size vans. A family-owned direct manufacturer providing unparalleled quality and convenience, Rollx Vans has the nation’s largest selection with an outstanding inventory of over 200 new and used vans in stock.
To learn more about Rollx Vans’ transportation program for Life Rolls On and to view the complete 2011 They Will Surf Again tour schedule, visit liferollson.org.
About Life Rolls On Foundation
Founded in 1999, Life Rolls On (LRO), a subsidiary of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, is dedicated to improving the quality of life for young people affected by spinal cord injury and utilizes action sports as a platform to inspire infinite possibilities despite paralysis. With a worldwide network of supporters, LRO is one of the fastest growing, contemporary charitable organizations in the country and has been featured in national print, television and radio. For more information, visit http://www.liferollson.org.
About Rollx Vans
Rollx Vans, headquartered in the Minneapolis-St. Paul suburb of Shakopee, MN, will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2012. Rollx is the recognized leader in the manufacture and sale of new and used wheelchair accessible vans, and its inventory of more than 200 new and used vehicles is the nation's largest.
Rollx Vans converts the Dodge, Chrysler, Volkswagen, and Honda minivan, and the Ford full-size wheelchair van. The company serves as the complete, one-stop shop for all their customers' accessible van needs.
Rollx has made a commitment to fulfilling its mission of improving people's lives by consistently donating more than 30 percent of its annual profits to charitable causes such as the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, the Paralyzed Veterans of America, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Rollx has also established its own Wounded Warrior program by providing wheelchair accessible vans to recently injured soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
For more information, visit http://www.rollxvans.com or call (800) 956-6668.