WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - A group of employees with Work Services Corporation will be riding in the Hotter'N Hell Hundred for the first time this year.
"This is really just letting people discover what they can do and not what they can't do," President David Toogood said.
Five employees with various disabilities will be riding relay style on a tandem bike with Toogood in the front seat.
"One of the things, when you think about the people that work for us, is there are a lot of things they just haven't been given the chance to do or never thought that it was possible," he said.
But he is making what might have seemed impossible, possible come August 27th.
"I like training every day really. So it's just a normal thing, but working with my bosses is more encouraging," rider David Thompson said.
The team will have trained for about a month by the time Hotter'N Hell arrives. Their goal is to ride at least 75 miles which will take them to the rest stop the WSC sponsors.
"You know it may not be life altering but it's something to add to my life experiences and I'm going to see what it's all about," rider Deirdre Wilson said.
Gilmore's Collision, Endurance House, and Crane West have contributed to the WSC team. Not only will they have their customized tandem, but also team jerseys as well.
"We're here to show what they can do. They're all very excited and I hope this will be an opportunity to inspire other people with disabilities to see exactly what they can achieve," Toogood said.
Samantha Forester, Newschannel 6