Our Mission

Almost everyone knows or went to school with someone who has Down syndrome, autism or some other disability. Did you know that as children with disabilities age out of the school system into adulthood, support for them and their families dries up, often leaving them socially isolated?

The Owl Ride gives these families a lift, providing recreational, social and life skills programs for young adults with disabilities, many delivered through UNMC’s renowned Munroe-Meyer Institute. When you register for Owl Ride, you help these young adults enjoy an evening of swimming or games with friends, be part of a book club or learn to cook for themselves. And you give their families a much-needed break from the role of 24/7 caregivers. (See a video below for how the Owl Ride changes lives!).

The Owl Ride is not only a great and fun event, it’s for an amazing cause, with every dollar of your tax-deductible registration fee helping the non-profit Meyer Foundation for Disabilities improve the lives of adults with developmental disabilities in our community. Ready to ride? Click the REGISTER button at the top of the page and we'll see you August 4th!