Amramp Gives Back to Community through Special Olympics

Amramp was a t-shirt sponsor for the Special Olympics Indiana 4th Annual Basketball Invitational held in Huntington Indiana on Saturday, January 29th. Amramp sponsored t-shirts for the over 200 volunteers of the event.

John Niederman-Right and Lori Mickley-Center participate as volunteers for the Basketball Tournament.

The tournament had Special Olympic teams from throughout Indiana including four teams from Huntington County. Other counties represented with teams included Allen, Cass, DeKalb, Elkhart, Hamilton, Howard, Pulaski, and Wabash Counties. Along with the donations of t-shirts Amramp had an informational booth, and a demo ramp available for everyone in attendance to see.

Amramp had a register to win contest for an autographed Chris Kramer basketball. Kramer currently plays for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, an NBA Developmental League team in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Kramer was a star on the Purdue University Men’s Basketball team and is a graduate of Huntington North High School. Nicholas Allen won the autographed basketball.

Ronda Smelser-Amramp, Matt Hartley- Special Olympic basketball participant, and Steve Updike-Mayor of Huntington draw the winner of the Chris Kramer Autographed Basketball

“The sponsorship of the Special Olympics Indiana Huntington County Basketball Invitational is a great way for Amramp to give back,” stated R

onda Smelser, Regional Sales Coordinator for Amramp. “The four teams from Huntington County were made up of a good portion of players served by the Pathfinder Community Supports division of Pathfinder Services so it was a win-win for both Amramp and Pathfinder Community Supports!” Smelser concluded.

Amramp allows for families and businesses to rent or purchase an ADA compliant, low cost, modular ramp, featuring a patented non-slip ramp surface. The unique, perforated steel mesh ramp surface has an open pattern, allowing moisture to drain, reducing the possibility of a slippery ice surface or mold build-up. Amramp offers free home evaluations and meets with each client to custom design the ramp. Ramps are available in days, not weeks or months, and most installations take less than a day.

Ronda Smelser with drawing winners, Nicholas Allen, Dad/Coach Rob Allen, and Special Olympic Athlete Brady Allen

Amramp, the newest division of Pathfinder Services, Inc., specializes in modular wheelchair ramps, providing accessibility solutions for clients in North Eastern Indiana.  To make a donation to our much needed community social mission ramp closet or for more information on Amramp please call Ronda Smelser at (260) 519-0101 or e-mail her at [email protected].

For more information about Pathfinder Services, Inc. please visit    Pathfinder Services, Inc. is a comprehensive human and community development not-for-profit human services organization based in Huntington, where it was founded in 1966. In addition to Huntington County, Pathfinder Services also provides services in Adams, Allen, Dekalb, Grant, LaGrange, Marshall, Noble, Starke, Stuben, Wabash, Wells, and Whitley Counties.