Monday, May 13, 2013
For Immediate Release
ROCK 102 COLLECTS MORE THAN 180 BIKES FOR CHILDREN
Over 180 donated bikes are ready to roll out to kids in need tomorrow! The bikes will be distributed through Care & Share as part of Rock 102's Bikes for Kids program. Join us for our Media Conference and photo opportunity:
Where: Caroline Robins Community School, 1410 Byers Crescent
When: Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Mark Loshack, Derek Watson & Whitney Graves, Rock 102 Morning Show
Mayor Don Atchison
Deb Stevens, Principal of Caroline Robins Community School
Saturday saw people from around the city bring in their gently used bikes, tuned up by mechanics from Doug's Spoke n' Sport, to find new life in the hands of a child who might otherwise spend the summer without wheels.
Among those dropping off bikes were the Keays family of the city's College Park neighbourhood. They dropped off a brand new bike after getting people attending their daughter Macy's fourth birthday party to donate $5 apiece to the cause. Mom Candice said it was a good way to show her kids the value of helping others.
"We're fortunate enough, and the kids tend to get way too many presents as it is, so we thought, why not take out part of that and help someone in need," she said.
United Transfer and 1-800–GOT-JUNK have donated trucks and time to help get the bikes where they need to go.
For more information, please contact:
Sandi Meldrum, Executive Director, Care & Share 306.220.9230
Nicole Kelly, Promotion Director, Rawlco Radio 306.220.8595