UPDATE: Watch the video above to see Sam Logan being recognized as the OnPoint Faculty of the Game Nov. 21, 2015.
College of Public Health and Human Sciences Assistant Professor Sam Logan will be recognized for his work supporting children with special needs as the OnPoint Faculty of the Game when the Beavers take on Washington on Saturday, Nov. 21.
Sam came to Oregon State in 2014, bringing with him the Go Baby Go program, which is designed to provide children age 6 months to 3 years with limited mobility the opportunity to be mobile like their peers. Sam and a volunteer team of students, faculty and parents assemble off-the-shelf ride-on cars and modify them to meet the needs of children with disabilities, including spina bifida, Down syndrome and cerebral palsy.
Under Sam’s leadership, the Go Baby Go program has provided free cars to nearly 100 Oregon children. He also conducts national workshops teaching clinicians and families how to modify their own ride-on cars, resulting in more than 90 additional cars to families across the country
Funded through a grant from the Women’s Giving Circle, Sam has established the Children’s Adaptive Resources for Social Mobility (CARS) undergraduate club to design, build and distribute cost-effective models of toy-based technology, including ride-on cars, to allow for non-discriminatory access and availability to children with disabilities.
“It’s an honor to receive this recognition,” Sam says. “Most importantly, it gives our kiddos with disabilities a chance to be in the spotlight. They are the reason for the recognition, and hopefully more families will hear about the Go Baby Go program as a result of the attention.”
This is the third year Beaver Sports Properties, in partnership with OnPoint Community Credit Union, will honor Oregon State faculty members.
Look for Sam on the jumbotron during the game Nov. 21. In addition to being recognized on screen, Sam will receive a plaque, four tickets to the game and a pre-game meal catered by the Old Spaghetti Factory.