TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – A local organization works each year to make sure Vigo County children in need receive their first bicycle and that effort got some help on Wednesday.
Academy Sports + Outdoors presented a $2,000 gift card to Chances and Services for Youth. CASY is using the money to buy bikes and helmets for its Bikes for Tykes program.
The goal of that effort is to ensure every child in Vigo County has a bicycle this holiday season.
“When you think about that first bike that you get for Christmas, everyone’s so thrilled with it. Every child is so thrilled with that. In reality we know for some kids in our community, this is a mode of transportation. That’s how they get to school or that’s how they get to our community center, and so it does more than simply give a kid a bike for Christmas,” says Brandon Halleck, CEO of CASY.
Halleck says donations like this always make a big impact especially during the pandemic.