About

Friends of Champions

Pledges and Donations

We need your help in raising funds for the Adaptive Athletics program at the University. Ask family, friends, and co-workers if they can team up with you to provide individuals with disabilities the opportunities to participate in team sports. One hundred percent of the funds raised go directly to the athletes, providing adaptive equipment, travel, and scholarships. Performance Footwear has generously donated prizes to those individuals who raise $100 or more in pledges.

Collect

  • $300 in pledges receive a $60 Performance Footwear gift certificate
  • $200 in pledges receive a $40 Performance Footwear gift certificate
  • $100 in pledges receive a $20 Performance Footwear gift certificate

Gift certificates are good for athletic footwear only.

All contributions are tax-deductible. Make check or money order to UA Foundation/DRC

Mail to: SAR/Jim Click Race, P.O. Box 64215 Tucson, AZ 85728-4215

Pledged monies must be turned in by the day of the race to be eligible for rewards and free registration. If mailed in, please mail by 9/25/15. Pledges can be turned in at packet pick up on October 3rd at Performance Footwear. Need more form space? Please make photocopies of this form.

A Story of a Champion

For 30 years Jim Click has been racing to support the Adaptive Athletic Program at the University of Arizona.  His involvement began in 1981 when Richard Nolen, a body repair man working for Mr. Click, was injured in a touch football game with a group of his co-workers. His injury, a broken his neck, left him a C 6-7 quadriplegic. Jim visited Richard in the hospital assuring him he would do all he could to help him, and he did.  After extensive rehab in Colorado Richard returned to the UA and began participating in the Adaptive Athletic Program.  He had a very successful athletic career in wheelchair track and road racing as well as receiving a Masters in Business, he works today for the Jim Click Automotive Team as the Business Manager and Controller.

 Jim Click followed Richard's progress in the Adaptive Athletics Program and actively supported its fundraising efforts. Jim would join all of the athletes in the "Push-N-Plod" Wheel and Jogathon every fall semester, raising pledges by sitting down in a sports wheelchair and pushing for hours around the University track. Jim pushed his way around the track every year until it was decided to take the event it to another level and create a race for the Tucson community. 

 In 1995 Coach Dick Tomey lent his name to the event called The Dick Tomey Pony Express.  Jim provided the grand prize a new Mustang.  The year 2000 brought the final change to the race to Jim Click’s Run N Roll.  Former UA Track Coach Dave Murray stepped in to design a fast, flat, fun course on the beautiful UA campus.  This annual event has given the Adaptive Athletic Program the needed funds to become a national leader in wheelchair sports.  We are grateful for Jim Click’s support over the past 25 years.

I strongly encourage you to join our "Friends of Champions" and help this highly valuable program continue to fulfill the dreams of future athletes.

This race is an acknowledgment of Jim and Vicki Click’s support of the Adaptive Athletic Program, which has now become a national model.