OLSH’s “Bikes for Bikes” A Success!

More than a year ago, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School student, Chris decided that he wanted to give back to his community in a bigger way by organizing a bike fundraiser. He soon decided that funds from the event should benefit Variety’s “My Bike” Program, dubbing the event, “Bikes for Bikes” — it was a perfect partnership.

Chris spent the next year planning the event, which included solicited larger donations from those within the community. The event took place on Saturday, May 27, 2017 in North Park, and it was a sincere success. In the end, Chris made it possible for 3 more kids to receive an adaptive bike by raising $5,400!

OLSH graduates Chris and Rachel present Variety’s Charlie and Zach with check.

Chris took his desire to give back and turned it into action that will change the lives of three children with disabilities, who will now have the chance to ride a bike with friends and family, and feel just like any other child.

Attendees pose around a demo bike at the event!

Variety is so proud of what Chris accomplished and grateful for his support, and we are looking forward to continuing OLSH’s “Bikes for Bikes” event long into the future – again, something that began with an idea that Chris had to give back.

Event attendees preparing to ride!