Fox 28/CBS2's "Pay It Forward" Recognizes RCRV/GWAEA Partnership

Feb 27, 2017


Dave Knuth, president of RCRV, and Ann Griffin, GWAEA adapted physical education consultant, receive recognition from Fox 28/CBS2's Pay It Forward with Impact.

Congratulations to the Rockwell Collins Retiree Volunteers (RCRV) for receiving the Kathy Kinderfather Award from SHAPE America Central District for their work creating equipment solutions providing students with disabilities access. The award was presented during the SHAPE America Central District Convention, Jan. 26-28, held at UNI in Cedar Falls.

In addition, Ann Griffin, GWAEA adapted physical education consultant, the RCRV, a student and teacher were featured on Fox 28/CBS2's Pay It Forward with Impact segment on Feb. 19, 2017. Twice a month at 10 p.m., CBS2 news introduces individuals who Pay It Forward with Impact.

The partnership between Rockwell Collins retirees, Community Corrections Services and local adapted physical educators has led to the invention and production of numerous assistive devices that help students with disabilities. The group has developed hi-tech and low-tech equipment innovations, inventions or modifications that allow students to participate in a wide variety of physical education activities.

Griffin said, "The motto of the RCRV group is 'If you can dream it, we can build it,' and they have! Their ACCESSories (equipment designed with activity in mind) are providing students access to activity in gyms across the AEA."