STC is proud to announce Merry Spinmas! Our goal is simple, to make the holidays better for needy children with a gift of a bike and helmet. As children, we can all remember how significant a bike was for transportation, fun, and freedom. Freedom to move under your own power; Freedom from health problems through exercise; Freedom to explore and interact with the world around you. As cyclists, (or anyone who has ever rode a bike) we know and love these feelings, and we want to pass these feelings on to the cyclists of tomorrow.
We have teamed up with The Boys & Girls Club of Chesapeake to distribute the bikes. The Boys and Girls Club provides after school and mentoring programs to reach at-risk youths in the community.
Boys and Girls Club Mission - From Website
"Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Virginia's mission is to enable all young people to realize their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. Every day young people in our community are faced with new challenges. Boys & Girls Clubs give them the tools and confidence to meet those challenges. "
The directors of the Boys and Girls Club will initially select the students, whose family's financial situation prevents them from affording a bike currently. Each student answer a few questions about themselves, and provide a short essay, on what a new bike would mean to them, along with their age and measurements for correct sizing.
STC has set a goal of providing twenty bikes and helmets for this year. The members of STC who won the USAT Mid Atlantic Club Championship in July, are donating the $1000 purse to fund the first ten bikes. We need your help to purchase the remaining ten bikes. Please consider donating any amount using the donation button on our blog. All donations will be used to purchase bikes and helmets for the chosen students. We plan to have a event in December to present the children with the bikes and helmets.
If you are interested in providing a bike, please shoot us an email. We can provide bike info, and would be happy to pick it up.
Thanks from all of us at STC, and MERRY SPINMAS!!!