Club Live kids make a difference |

Club Live kids make a difference

Dan Thrift/Tahoe TribuneSouth Tahoe Middle School Club Live members demonstrating sleds for the disabled at the South Lake Tahoe Ice Area are, from left, seated, Ana Pena and Shannon Chatfield, and pushing are Darius Guerrero and Audrey Roqueza.

South Tahoe Middle School Club Live has participated in many projects for Make A Difference Day. But, this year club members decided to do something different. They wanted to help out the people with Ordinary People with Extraordinary Needs.

OPEN, an organization that helps people with disabilities, is spearheading a program to purchase sleds with skate blades on the bottom for use at the South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena. The sled riders propel themselves with sticks, which are called picks, with metal teeth on the bottom. The sleds also have bars on the back for people to push them.

OPEN has purchased one sled at a cost of $400 and would like to purchase 18 more. To raise money to purchase more sleds, members of Club Live will sponsor a skate-a-thon from 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 26 at the South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena. The members are collecting pledges and all money will go to purchase sleds for the disabled.

For more information contact the South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena at (530) 542-6262.

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