Through sports and recreation we promote a healthy lifestyle for children and support our recovering veterans.
As homeless veterans in Monterey County move from crisis to self-sufficiency, with the support of the Veterans Transition Center, transportation is a primary need. Electric assist bicycles (eBikes) provide a mode of transportation that is efficient, non-polluting, and personally empowering. The Sea Otter Classic Foundation has been raising funds to purchase eBikes to donate to the VTC to provide a solution to this transportation need. To date, 8 eBikes have been donated and the impact these bikes are making is truly life changing. From providing a form of therapeutic exercise for an amputee who never thought he would ride a bike again, to a means to get to job interviews and jobs, these bikes are making a difference in many lives. The need is great, more than 120 veterans currently live in VTC housing, and we hope to provide many more eBikes in the months to come.
Working with veterans to utilize e-Bikes has been exciting and rewarding. One veteran has been working on employment goals and getting to interviews on an e-Bike. Another has rediscovered the heath benefits of cycling after thinking he would never ride a bike again. Dan Scott, Intake Coordinator Veterans Transition Center
- Dan Scott