With the help of guides and additional safety precautions and equipment, children who are blind or visually impaired can experience a wide range of outdoor and fitness activities that can provide outlets for exercise, fun, and social interaction. The Lighthouse of Houston bolsters the independence of blind and visually impaired individuals by supplying them with an array of recreational activities, rehabilitative services, and community-outreach programs.
As part of its Saturday recreation program, The Lighthouse organizes safe, fun physical activities for blind children, including swimming lessons, cooking and dance classes, and bike ride-a-longs. Tug-a-bugs—small-size tandem bicycle attachments—latch to the rear of a full-size bike, equipping blind riders with a guide and an opportunity to pedal their own bicycles. At the organization’s Saturday-morning tandem bike rides, young cyclists get a chance to zip through the open air as they ride behind recreation department employees and parents pedaling tug-a-bug-equipped bikes. Families who do not own their own bikes can use one belonging to the organization, so that every youngster can experience cycling’s healthy benefits and its thrilling, wind-through-the-hair whoosh.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help improve access to physical activities for children who are blind and visually impaired. If G-Team members raise $450, The Lighthouse of Houston can purchase three tug-a-bug tandem bike attachments to equip bikes for blind children. Each additional $150 raised will fund one tug-a-bug.
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