BYSC Joins Foundation for Life for Annual Surprise “Bike Day” Giveaway

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Bike Day gives gift of first bicycle to dozens of Mount Vernon Boys and Girls Club kids 

Beaming faces and squeals of joy and amazement could be seen and heard from across lower Westchester County last Saturday, June 9th. It’s no wonder when dozens of children from the Mount Vernon Boys and Girls Club received brand new bicycles for the first time. For a fourth consecutive year, the non-profit organization, Foundation for Life, and Backyard Sports Cares have partnered on Foundation for Life’s Bike Day initiative to mastermind a secret bike giveaway for disadvantaged Westchester youngsters.

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Mount Vernon Boys and Girls Club, Backyard Sports, Foundation for Life give kids a special day

Kids from the #BoysAndGirlsClubOfMountVernon were surprised with new bikes on Saturday. #FiOS1News' Diane Caruso has the story.

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“Everyone remembers their first bicycle,” says Danny Bernstein, Director, Backyard Sports Cares. “And here are kids who haven’t had the opportunity to get their first bike. The fact that the community can come together, engage these youngsters in play, watch them have fun and then share in their joy as they take home their first bike, marks a truly special moment.”

The event was hosted on the grounds of Wartburg, a healthcare and nursing facility in Mount Vernon. Kids from the Mount Vernon Boys and Girls Club were brought to the location under the pretense of a day of sports and activity play with Backyard Sports. After the activities came to a close, Foundation for Life executed the big bike reveal to rowdy cheers and a crowd of happy kids and families.

A Bounty of Bicycles Give Kids Something to Smile About

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For the second year in a row, Backyard Sports Cares collaborated with Foundation for Life to give deserving kids one of the most basic staples of childhood, a bicycle. We presented a soccer clinic and distributed bicycles to 20 youngsters from the Coachmen Center in White Plains, NY.  Assisting the efforts were Backyard Sports volunteers, Harrison … Continue reading “A Bounty of Bicycles Give Kids Something to Smile About”

BYSC Helps “Bike Day” Come to Westchester for the First Time

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Backyard Sports Cares Partners with Foundation for Life and White Plains Youth Bureau to host first Westchester “Bike Day” for disadvantaged kids Foundation for Life, a non-profit, was founded by Paul and Mindee Blanco of Barnum Financial Group, an office of MetLife, to promote change and deepen connections to the people, families and communities served … Continue reading “BYSC Helps “Bike Day” Come to Westchester for the First Time”