September 16, 2016

Incredible moment at the Rio Paralympics!

For those watching the Paralympics this week, you probably saw Algeria’s Abdellatif Baka win gold in the 1500m run. What you probably didn’t notice is that Baka’s winning time was actually faster than the Olympic winning time set by Matthew Centrowitz. That means Baka ran the fastest 1500m time by any athlete, disabled or not, in Rio this year!

This feat was made even more stunning given the fact that the second, third and fourth-place finishers all recorded times faster than Centrowicz. To put that in perspective, the top four Paralympic finishers in the 1500m ran times fast enough to win gold had they competed in the Olympic Games.

Congrats Abdellatif Baka (1st place), Tamiru Demisse (2nd place), Henry Kirwa (3rd place) and Fouad Baka (4th place) on this incredible feat!


September 9, 2016

Happy Birthday Colonel Sanders!

Team Amigo wishes Colonel Sanders a happy, happy birthday! 

For those who don’t know, Sanders was the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) and a former Amigo owner of ours. Since its start in 1930, KFC has rapidly grown into one of the most popular fast food restaurants in the world!


September 6, 2016

2016 Paralympics: Get to know Matt Scott


Cheer on Matt Scott and the US Wheelchair Basketball Team as they begin their quest for gold in Rio! Scott, a Detroit, Mich. native, is looking for his second Paralympic medal after winning bronze in 2012 London. 

Since joining wheelchair basketball at the age of 14, Scott hasn't let any "excuses" stop him from competing and achieving his goals. Check out his motivational video below!

Remember to tune in Thursday, Sept. 8 on NBC to watch the first basketball games begin.


September 3, 2016

Friendly Wheels - The Superhumans Are Back

Check out this month’s issue of Friendly Wheels to learn about the evolution of the Paralympic Games and what to look forward to in Rio! Click here to view the full article.


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September 2, 2016

Tailgate Party Success!

It’s Friday in September which means the fall sports season is finally here!

Team Amigo celebrated by hosting a tailgate party with delicious brats, chips, salads and desserts. We also celebrated the event by wearing our favorite sports team apparel, and employees could pay to wear jeans with all proceeds going to our United Way fundraiser. Great work Team Amigo!


Accessibility on Mackinaw Island

Ever wonder if Mackinaw Island is a good accessible destination spot? POV/scooter user Mary Schroeder shared her experience in a recent article in the Detroit Free Press. Mary breaks down everything you need to know from her ride on the Arnold Ferry, to her adventures exploring the downtown area, to her experience shopping through the stores and markets. Click here to read her full article!

One of two carriages from the Mackinaw Island Carriage Tours that 
is designed to accommodate wheelchairs and scooters 
for tours and taxi rides. (Photo by Mary Schroeder)

August 31, 2016

Welcome, Lola Kate Kehres!

Jennifer Thieme Kehres and her husband Dan welcomed their second daughter, Lola Kate Kehres, into the world on August 19th. The family is happy, healthy and doing well.

Congratulations Jen and Dan, and welcome Baby Lola!