Winning Wheels 40th Anniversary Celebration

September 2019

September 9, 2019 marks Winning Wheels′ 40th anniversary. During that time Winning Wheels, STRIVE and Frontier Hollow has touched the lives of hundreds of residents, helping them to reach their goals: transition to independent living, rejoin their families, get married or finish school. With the passage of time, the names and faces of those we serve have changed, but their dreams have remained the same — dreams of regaining lost abilities and attaining independent lifestyles that the founders of Winning Wheels envisioned from its modest beginnings.

We are privileged to have staunch supporters who believe in the dream of a young quadriplegic … a dream that has evolved into one of the finest long-term care facilities in the nation for younger, physically disabled adults. The success stories of our residents can be attributed in large part to our friends and benefactors who have ensured that our services and unique programming have remained in the forefront of rehabilitative care.

We invite you to join us at Eclipse Square in Prophetstown on Saturday, September 7th as we celebrate our 40th anniversary.

The celebration kicks off with the 3rd Annual TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) motorcycle ride. Registration starts at 10:00 AM with the ride beginning at 11:00 AM.

Family activities begin at 1:00 and run until 10:00 PM. Activities include a petting zoo, face painting, bounce house, kids′ games, and a dunk tank.

Four bands will provide music throughout the day: Band Line up: 1 PM-3 PM Chameleon, 3 PM-5 PM Reflex Blues, 5-7 PM The Incredible Folk, 8-10 PM Third Wheel.

Food booths featuring Pizza Joe's, Triple P BBQ, and Winning Wheels will provide a wide variety of tasty treats. Beer will also be available.

We hope you will join us!

Summer Adventures

Summer 2019

Winning Wheels and STRIVE residents really took advantage of the beautiful weather this summer by having a blast with many wild outdoor adventures!

In May, we went to Rockwood State Park in Morrison a couple of times to try our luck at fishing. We went back several times over the summer to both fish and take our Outrigger Canoe out onto the lake.

In June, we hosted our Annual Family Picnic, where over 200 folks enjoyed our baseball-themed concessions, including hot dogs, peanuts and Cracker Jacks. Next was a trip to the casino, and then on to the windmill in Fulton. We also enjoyed the Backwater Gamblers waterski show.

In July, we participated in the Prophetstown Streetscape, where we braved the heat and painted some squares. We also attended the I-80 Truckers Jamboree and a Clinton Lumberkings baseball game.

In August, we took a couple trips to Niabi Zoo and enjoyed a cruise on the Mississippi River aboard the Celebration Belle.

The adventures did not just happen outdoors! We enjoyed time indoors celebrating summer by throwing a Luau, and going to the movies to catch some of the latest releases. Residents were also hard at work on their restorative therapy programs at our local pool.

Although there were a lot of exciting indoor and outdoor activities throughout the summer, we just had to finish the summer off right by taking part in adaptive skiing with the Backwater Gamblers Access to Waves Program!

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