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Go Baby Go!

September 14, 2019

10:00 am – Noon
at the Student Alumni Center (SAC)

About Go Baby Go


Go Baby Go was started at the University of Delaware to provide mobility to children with disabilities through adapted toy cars.  The purpose of the project is to modify off-the-shelf ride on toys and individualize them to child’s needs. This allows children with special needs to have an opportunity to explore their environment more independently and safely all while having fun! Modifications to the cars may include anything from moving the foot pedal to a steering wheel switch, raising the seat height, adding stability through different harnesses or anything that would allow the child to move!

On September 10, 2016, the first Go Baby Go Rodeo was conducted at UTHSC as a collaboration between the UTHSC Department of Physical Therapy and the University of Memphis Department of Engineering. The selected children showed off their ride on cars which they later took home to have and play with. This was a big step towards helping our local children with disabilities, and we are looking forward to continuing this tradition.

This year, the event will take place September 14 on the UTHSC campus. This year's event is a collaboration between the UTHSC Departments of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy and the Engineering Program at Christian Brothers University. Students and faculty from UTHSC and CBU are working hard to make the event special for the kids and their families. Feel free to come watch the Rodeo take place!

Two students customize a car for Go Baby Go

Donation/Sponsor Information:


To accomplish our goals, Go Baby Go greatly relies on generous donations from members of our community. Without these donations, the Go Baby Go Program would not be possible, as we rely on these donations to purchase the vehicles and the materials used for customization. With that said, any contribution would be sincerely appreciated. Please see the instructions below to donate to our cause. Thank you for your consideration!

Individual donations may be made online through the following link: uthscalumni.com/gobabygo

Those interested in sponsoring Go Baby Go may contact Bethany Goolsby at bgoolsby@utfi.org or 901.448.8212. 

Students pose with a completed car project.

Last Published: Sep 9, 2019