Club Car and Ingersoll Rand Charitable Foundation Remove MobilityBarriers at Special Summer Camp for Children
$100K grant given to YMCA to make pathways accessible, allow full
camp experience for all
AUGUSTA, GA – May 22, 2019 – Summer camps for children are meant to
be about adventure, exploration and lots of laughter. For children
with disabilities or medical challenges, the experience can be quite
different if camp pathways are not built with accessibility in
Recognizing this need, Club Car®, a global leader in golf, consumer and utility vehicles, and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, has committed $100K through the Ingersoll Rand Charitable Foundation to the YMCA of Greater Augusta for the second phase restoration project of Camp Lakeside in Lincolnton, Georgia. The dollars will pave the pathways that connect the main activity areas, ensuring all campers mobile access to a true camp experience, no matter their disability or medical condition.
In addition to the monetary gift, Club Car will also increase its volunteerism efforts to the camp, which is a partner of the Children’s Hospital of Georgia. Club Car assoicates have been volunteering for more than 20 years at the hospital’s Camp Rainbow, a camp designed for pediatric cancer patients.
The paved pathways will enable Camp Lakeside to now host four hospital-sponsored camps -- Camp Joint Venture for children diagnosed with rheumatic disease; Camp Strong Heart for cardiac-related diagnoses; Camp Sweet Life for children with diabetes; and Camp Rainbow.
“By bringing all four camps to the same location, which is just 25
minutes from our main facility in Evans, Georgia, we are able to send
a group of volunteers to each,” said Trish Yount, Club Car
Distribution Center manager and volunteer coordinator. “It offers us
many more opportunities to give back to the community and make an
impact in these kids’ lives; ideally to help them forget their
challenges and be normal kids for at least a short while.”
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About Ingersoll Rand and Club Car
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands – including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King® and Trane® – work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. The Ingersoll Rand charitable foundation centers on social and environmental imperatives that create lasting value and improve our communities globally.
We are a $13 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. Club Car has been one of the most respected names in the golf industry for more than half a century. The Club Car product portfolio has grown to include much more than golf cars, now encompassing golf and commercial vehicles, multi-passenger shuttle vehicles, rough-terrain and off-road utility vehicles and street legal low-speed vehicles for commercial and consumer markets. For more information, visit www.clubcar.tv, www.clubcar.com or www.ingersollrand.com.
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Club Car, a brand of Ingersoll Rand