Ellis Law Supports “Great Tryke Giveaway”: Modified Bicycles for Disabled Kids

October 2, 2018

Ellis Law Corporation


On September 29, Ellis Law Corporation sponsored an annual tricycle giveaway which helps disabled children in the Southern California area acquire adapted bikes. These “trykes” are customized to each child’s unique needs, and enable them to leave their wheelchairs behind and take a spin with friends and family – many for the very first time.

The event received considerable news coverage, including clips by KABC and KTLA television stations.

The SoCal Trykers was founded by a group of physical therapists. Customized bicycles can run into the hundreds of dollars, and families are asked to subsidize the cost even with donations from organizations like LATLC (Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities).

Background Behind the Bikes

Great Tryke Giveaway 2018LATLC unveiled three customized bikes that the organization had funded at an event at Cal State University Long Beach in January 2017. The impact on everyone who participated that day was extraordinary as children rode around the gymnasium to cheers from their supporters.

SoCal Trykers came to LATLC last summer to see if the organization wanted to help build, as well as present, the three new bicycles it funded. At that time it was clear: three bikes weren’t enough! So they asked other law firms to join LATLC in providing funds for more bicycles, and Ellis Law immediately stepped up to the plate. “The Great Tryke Giveaway” was born!

Personal injury lawyer Andy Ellis has worked with the LATLC board of directors since 2016. Over the years, Ellis Law has been instrumental in supporting many LATLC endeavors, and Andy also serves as the Diamond Level Honorary Board member of the organization behind many of the community-driven events, often held on the UCLA campus. Events include the Casino Night fundraiser, Texas Hold ‘em tournament and Health Day for area families.

More Fundraisers for Worthy Causes to Come…

Great Tryke Giveaway 2018In addition to the events mentioned above, there are some other great LATLC fundraisers scheduled in 2018, so mark your calendars and plan to attend along with Ellis Law!

October 14, 2018 – 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm – Food on Foot – Distributing meals and clothing to the homeless in Hollywood 
1625 N. Schrader Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028
(Back parking lot of LGBT Center)
For More Details Click Here 
To register for this volunteer event click here

November 4, 2018 – 7:30 am to 2:00 pm – Kiwanis Equestrian Competition for Special Athletes (KECSA) 
Hanson Dam Equestrian Center, 11127 Orcas Ave, Sylmar, CA 91342
For More Details Click Here 
To register for this volunteer event click here

December 8, 2018 – 9:00 am – LATLC 3rd Annual Holiday Turkey & Toy Giveaway 
New Prospect Baptist Church located at 10910 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90061
For More Details Click Here 
To register for this volunteer event click here

Leaders in the Community

“We are proud to play an integral part in helping the less fortunate in Southern California,” Andy commented. “We are in the service industry, and we strive to serve in every way – from representing individuals in the courtroom to going to bat for those in the community who need a helping hand.”

For more than 20 years, Ellis Law Corporation has represented Los Angeles area residents in serious personal injury lawsuits. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, or any personal injury claim, contact our qualified Los Angeles car accident lawyers who may be able to assist you.