The StopGap Foundation, a Canadian nonprofit organization, was formed on a basic premise: to raise awareness about accessibility and the benefit of barrier-free spaces, by providing simple and effective accessibility ramps. Each ramp is custom-made, painted in bright colors by volunteers and installed in single stepped entryways that are typically inaccessible for those with disabilities. The StopGap Foundation also initiated the StopGap School Project, a year-long educational experience for elementary school grades centered around core lessons on disability, accessibility, and inclusion.
In July of 2019, Surgere partnered with Road to Indy and Fat Boy Racing for “A Dollar a Lap to Stop the Gap”. Every time an IndyCar crossed the finish lines at both the Toronto and Mid-Ohio racetracks, a dollar was raised for the StopGap Foundation. At the conclusion of the Mid-Ohio race, a $10,000 check was presented to the StopGap Foundation by the Surgere team. With these funds, the organization plans to build more accessibility ramps, advance their StopGap School Project and continue to raise awareness about a barrier-free society.
Surgere was proud to support such a worthy organization advocating accessibility awareness and the importance of barrier-free spaces.