Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry Build-A-Bike® Event in Dallas, TX

Chad Davis  |  March 25, 2024

The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) took a significant step in fulfilling its mission to serve the public and promote optometry. How? By hosting a Build-A-Bike® charity event! This event united a group of 35 professors and researchers from universities across the country. Gathered for training and a fun, philanthropic opportunity, participants tapped into their youthful spirits. They assembled bikes for Hope Kids, a charity dedicated to providing support for families of children with life-threatening medical conditions.

The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry champions the advancement and promotion of all aspects of academic optometry. Through a clearly defined mission approved by its board of directors, ASCO dedicates itself to the public good. The organization’s activities and programs are all aligned with this central mission, ensuring that everyone involved is committed to and knowledgeable about the organization’s goals. By responding to the needs of its constituencies and communities, ASCO’s mission carries significant value to society at large. This is reflected in its commitment to excellence and service in the field of optometry education.

ASCO Professors and Researchers Embrace Community Service in Dallas, Texas

The Build-A-Bike® event provided an innovative way for ASCO members to engage in team building and community service. It was a nice break from the academic and research-focused nature of their work. The assembly of bicycles not only facilitated a unique training and bonding experience, however. It also underscored the organization’s commitment to contributing positively to the community. The sight of researchers letting their guard down and embracing a child-like sense of fun was both heartwarming and inspiring.

Collaborating to assemble bikes for children in need, the participants of the event reflected the core values of ASCO. All in all, demonstrating the impact that academic professionals can make when joining for a cause beyond their scholarly pursuits. The donation to Hope Kids was not just about the physical bicycles; it represented hope, joy, and the promise of adventure to children facing incredibly challenging circumstances.

We extend our deepest gratitude to the members of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry for their dedication to both advancing academic optometry and making a tangible difference in the lives of children through the Build-A-Bike® event. Their efforts exemplify how the academic community can effectively contribute to societal well-being, reinforcing the importance of service and engagement in fulfilling ASCO’s mission.

Looking for a team-building activity that makes a difference? Consider organizing a Build-A-Bike® charity team building event in Dallas, TX, and bring out the inner kid in your team while helping children in need.

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Chad Davis is an Author for The Leaders Institute ® in Dallas, TX. He specializes in writing and internet marketing. Chad started his career in retail management. However, his leadership skills and attention to detail allowed him to move into quality control for a couple of big healthcare companies. After excelling in each of these careers, he decided to go back to the career that he really loves — writing.
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