The University of Mississippi Department of Health, Exercise Science and Recreation Management hosted the third annual AmTrykes in Action Race, which benefits disabled veterans, this past Saturday on the Ole Miss campus.
Student and faculty teams raced 75 laps around the Lyceum Circle, a total distance of nearly 25 miles. Each team was made up of eight to 10 members who took turns racing modified tricycles called AmTrykes. At the end of the race, each team handed over its Tryke to a disabled veteran.
A total of eight Trykes were donated, both to student veterans and veterans of north Mississippi.
Five went to individuals, and the remaining three Trykes were donated to the Student Veterans Association on campus to provide recreational outlets for its new facility, the Veterans Resource Center.