University of Wisconsion - Eau Claire




Wagner's Wheels Bowling Teams - Support for People with Special Needs

15 hours

Community partner: United Cerebral Palsy
Supervisor: Todd Breaker
Beginning date:
Ending Date:

Service-Learning Proposal Description


Briefly describe the project and the community need to be addressed.

Answer This bowling program for people with special needs has been up and running for decades! Run by Judy Thompson, and supported by United Cerebral Palsy and Wagner's Lanes, is a very FUN service learning opportunity! Liesure/social groups like this one foster life-long bonds - valuable beyond measure! Students will assist special needs bowlers at planned events.


What is the mission of the agency or organization?

Answer United Cerebral Palsy's mission is to advance the independence, productivity, and full citizenship of people with disabilities, through a variety of services, in order to advance equitable opportunities in order to fully participate in all aspects of community life.


What skills are required for this project? 

Answer Volunteers should be motivated to interact (respectfully, of course) with people with special needs.


What are the objectives for the student learning and service?

Answer The objective is to increase the volunteers' awareness of the breadth of special needs, and sensitivity around navigating support for those needs.The 'supports' here are only around helping with needs specific to bowling. Bowlers have their own workers for personal care needs.


What are the availability requirements for the student?

Answer The program runs every other Sunday at Wagner's Lanes from 5-7. (Please be there at 5:00.) Volunteers might work from 5-8. 3 hours of service learning are given each Sunday, because follow-up after bowling can take up to an hour. There are 3 more Sundays left in the season: 3/11, 3/25 and 4/8. Volunteers can get approx 2 hrs of service learning by helping with the end of year banquet; however, there is a small charge. In order to fulfill 15 hours of service-learning, students will need to connect with UCP staff to locate additional hours of service.


Additional information (not required).

Answer Volunteers need to fill out a short application at United Cerebral Palsy - 206 Water St. Eau Claire. A background check will be run. (Paid for by UCP.) Contact Martha Woodworth: 715-491-9622 or Nancy Meyer: 715-491-9623. Thank you! Wagner's Lanes: 2159 Bracket Ave., Eau Claire.