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Published: Tuesday, 7/21/2009

A ride on the Maumee River

CTY boatride21p  07/20/09  The Blade/Dave Zapotosky Caption: Joel Dauer, 10, of Toledo, checks out the Maumee River as Captain Mike Schabeck pilots the boat away from the dock during a boat ride on the Maumee River, in Toledo, Ohio, put on by Safe Kids Greater Toledo, Monday, July 20 2009.  The ride was the fourth of sixth for special needs children this summer.  The rides are free to special needs children and a caregiver.  (Call or email Pam Proudfoot, coordinator of community outreach for Toledo Children's Hospital to register  419.291.8487 or pamela.proudfoot@promedica.org.  There are two more boat rides in August)  Summary: Safe Kids Greater Toledo (lead agency: Toledo Children's Hospital)is hosting a series of one-hour boat rides for children with special needs. The children and their caregivers will learn about water  safety and experience a one-hour boat tour of the Toledo Port. The program is supported by a grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft. CTY boatride21p 07/20/09 The Blade/Dave Zapotosky Caption: Joel Dauer, 10, of Toledo, checks out the Maumee River as Captain Mike Schabeck pilots the boat away from the dock during a boat ride on the Maumee River, in Toledo, Ohio, put on by Safe Kids Greater Toledo, Monday, July 20 2009. The ride was the fourth of sixth for special needs children this summer. The rides are free to special needs children and a caregiver. (Call or email Pam Proudfoot, coordinator of community outreach for Toledo Children's Hospital to register 419.291.8487 or pamela.proudfoot@promedica.org. There are two more boat rides in August) Summary: Safe Kids Greater Toledo (lead agency: Toledo Children's Hospital)is hosting a series of one-hour boat rides for children with special needs. The children and their caregivers will learn about water safety and experience a one-hour boat tour of the Toledo Port. The program is supported by a grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft.
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Joel Dauer, 10, of Toledo watches the Maumee River swirl by as Capt. Mike Schabeck pilots the boat away from the dock. Joel was among a group of specialneeds children given a free boat ride on the river sponsored by Safe Kids of Greater Toledo through Toledo Children s Hospital.


CTY boatride21p  07/20/09  The Blade/Dave Zapotosky Caption: Chelsea Czerniejewski, 15 of Toledo, takes in the sights during a boat ride on the Maumee River, in Toledo, Ohio, put on by Safe Kids Greater Toledo, Monday, July 20 2009.  The ride was the fourth of sixth for special needs children this summer.  The rides are free to special needs children and a caregiver.  (Call or email Pam Proudfoot, coordinator of community outreach for Toledo Children's Hospital to register  419.291.8487 or pamela.proudfoot@promedica.org.  There are two more boat rides in August) Summary: Safe Kids Greater Toledo (lead agency: Toledo Children's Hospital)is hosting a series of one-hour boat rides for children with special needs. The children and their caregivers will learn about water  safety and experience a one-hour boat tour of the Toledo Port. The program is supported by a grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft. CTY boatride21p 07/20/09 The Blade/Dave Zapotosky Caption: Chelsea Czerniejewski, 15 of Toledo, takes in the sights during a boat ride on the Maumee River, in Toledo, Ohio, put on by Safe Kids Greater Toledo, Monday, July 20 2009. The ride was the fourth of sixth for special needs children this summer. The rides are free to special needs children and a caregiver. (Call or email Pam Proudfoot, coordinator of community outreach for Toledo Children's Hospital to register 419.291.8487 or pamela.proudfoot@promedica.org. There are two more boat rides in August) Summary: Safe Kids Greater Toledo (lead agency: Toledo Children's Hospital)is hosting a series of one-hour boat rides for children with special needs. The children and their caregivers will learn about water safety and experience a one-hour boat tour of the Toledo Port. The program is supported by a grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft.
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Chelsea Czerniejewski, 15, of Toledo takes in the sights during the hour-long ride, which toured the Port of Toledo and imparted a little water-safety instruction to the participants as well. Monday's ride was the fourth of six that are being offered this summer; the final two will take place in August.


CTY boatride21p  07/20/09  The Blade/Dave Zapotosky Caption: Todd Harrison, 11, of Toledo, gets fitted for a life jacket by Pamela Proudfoot, right, before taking  a boat ride on the Maumee River, in Toledo, Ohio, Monday, July 20 2009.  Looking on is Ruth Esparza, center, Todd's mother. The ride was the fourth of sixth for special needs children put on by Safe Kids Greater Toledo, this summer.  The rides are free to special needs children and a caregiver.  (Call or email Pamela Proudfoot, coordinator of community outreach for Toledo Children's Hospital to register. 419.291.8487 or pamela.proudfoot@promedica.org.  There are two more boat rides in August) Summary: Safe Kids Greater Toledo (lead agency: Toledo Children's Hospital)is hosting a series of one-hour boat rides for children with special needs. The children and their caregivers will learn about water  safety and experience a one-hour boat tour of the Toledo Port. The program is supported by a grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft. CTY boatride21p 07/20/09 The Blade/Dave Zapotosky Caption: Todd Harrison, 11, of Toledo, gets fitted for a life jacket by Pamela Proudfoot, right, before taking a boat ride on the Maumee River, in Toledo, Ohio, Monday, July 20 2009. Looking on is Ruth Esparza, center, Todd's mother. The ride was the fourth of sixth for special needs children put on by Safe Kids Greater Toledo, this summer. The rides are free to special needs children and a caregiver. (Call or email Pamela Proudfoot, coordinator of community outreach for Toledo Children's Hospital to register. 419.291.8487 or pamela.proudfoot@promedica.org. There are two more boat rides in August) Summary: Safe Kids Greater Toledo (lead agency: Toledo Children's Hospital)is hosting a series of one-hour boat rides for children with special needs. The children and their caregivers will learn about water safety and experience a one-hour boat tour of the Toledo Port. The program is supported by a grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft.
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Pamela Proudfoot, coordinator of community outreach for Toledo Children s Hospital, fits Todd Harrison, 11, of Toledo for a life jacket prior to the boat ride while Todd s mother, Ruth Esparza, looks on.




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