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60 Children from the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club Receive New Bicycles
Sixty children from the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club surprised 500 corporate participants when they showed up on the Intrepid Battle ship to receive newly built bicycles.
By: Be Legendary
Standing at the front of the room, Lead Facilitator Kim Nielsen began, “Each mile a child bikes saves one pound of carbon dioxide emission and they breath sixty percent less carbon monoxide than motorists.”
On Monday, 500 individuals from the corporate arena came together on Pier 86, adjacent to the Intrepid Battleship. Spinning wrenches and twisting screw drivers, these participants were building brand new bicycles. Little did they know, that waiting just outside were children from the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club.
“What you have built here today is more than wheels, pedals, and a frame, it’s a dream come true for a child,” said Nielsen.
Roaring applause greeted smiling faces as these youngsters were going to receive a brand new bike.
“And yes, these bicycles will be inspected by professional mechanics,” responded Nielsen to a comical inquiry.
In fact, Owner Steve Kahn and General Manager John Viscogliosi, from the local bike shop Danny’s Cycles volunteered to inspect every single bike that was going to the children of the Boys and Girls Club.
Danny’s Cycles has four locations within the boroughs, and has used each bike shop as a vehicle for creating a positive impact in the community.
Along with their time, Danny’s Cycles donated $600 to the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club.
“Riding a bicycle before the age of 12 will lower children’s risk of obesity by 35%,” Nielsen stated.
“We could not be more grateful and appreciate all the work done to help get these children bicycles,” said Kenny Robinson, Program Coordinator at the Kips Bay location.
Be Legendary is an organization bringing innovation and fulfillment to the Corporate Social Responsibility initiative. Building a Dream is a staple event in Be Legendary’s repertoire, and one that connects the hearts and minds of each participant.