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Mudder's Day Run raises money for AMBUCS

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LAWTON, OK (KSWO) - Runners got down in the mud for a good cause Saturday at McMahon Park. Great Plains AMBUCS hosted the Mudder's Day Run where hundreds ran, crawled and climbed through the mud to the finished line. All proceeds of Saturday’s run will go towards building wheelchair accessible ramps, funding scholarships and buying AmTrykes for disabled children.

Connie Westbrook, whose son Christopher received a therapeutic bike from AMBUCS. She says there are no words to say how much this means to them.

"It meant a lot because we were new to Oklahoma, moved from home back here,” said Westbrook. “So we felt like we needed to give back to them today."

The president of the Great Plains chapter of AMBUCS, Travis McBride, says the people running are really just helping out their neighbors.

“We gave AmTrykes to people that just live right down the street,” said McBride. “I like that."

Running through the mud, water and climbing through obstacle courses is one way the AMBUCS organization creates opportunities for people with disabilities.

"We actually go out on the weekends and build a wheelchair access ramp for somebody, and I'm able to drive by that a year later and say I helped change that person’s life,” said McBride.

Because of events like this Mudder’s Day Run, AMBUCS are able to give therapeutic bikes to families like the Westbrook’s.

"It’s awesome what their organization does,” SAID Westbrook. “They give opportunities to people who really need it in this community."

McBride also says if you would like a free lunch and to learn more about volunteering for AMBUCS, they meet every Monday at noon at the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel in Lawton.

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