Pittsburgh Children's Charity brings innovative technology to local kids with special needs

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WDTV) - Pro Performance teamed up with Playworks and Variety the Children's Charity to make a very special Sunday for kids with special needs.

The "Yes We Can Ability Ride" took place Sunday afternoon at Mylan Park in Morgantown and brought out around 120 kids with it. The kids road their new adaptive bikes through a prop city which included a car wash and police station. The organization gave out over $400k of equipment including communication devices to assist with children communicating with their caretakers and peers,

"If you're a child who's nonverbal or has a communication disorder, how do you tell your parent that you're in pain?" Charlie LaVallee

Possibly the most versatile equipment the company handed out today were custom bikes made specifically for the needs of each child,

"There's a million different things that this impacts. Core strengthening, balance, self confidence, lower extremity strengthening, just a lot of things besides riding a bike,", said Mike Lentz

This is the 3rd year the Variety the Children's Charity has reached out and helped the children of Morgantown and the event plans to only grow larger in the area.