The Gift of ‘My Bike’ at PNC Park

It was a “home run” at PNC Park on August 13, 2013, as 17 children with disabilities received their very own adaptive bikes through Variety’s “My Bike” Program.  

Madyson, age 4, from McKeesport, received her adaptive bike during “The Gift of ‘My Bike’ at PNC Park” event.

Following the event her mother said, “We are so thankful and blessed. We can’t say “thank you” enough. She loves her new red bike.”

Madyson is pictured above with mom, dad, & “new friends”, Pittsburgh Pirates President Frank Coonelly & Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald.

Kelly Frey, WTAE Channel 4 News Anchor and mother of Bennett and Marena, summarized the impact of the event by saying, “To be here today, with all these smiling faces and incredible kids is a blessing to witness these 17 kids get bikes today.  When I come here and support Variety, it’s because I do so out of the bottom of my heart and as a parent who truly walked in your shoes.” 

Jerry MacCleary, President, Bayer MaterialScience and Co-Chair of Variety’s “My Bike” Program also said during the presentation, “I’m in, I’m totally in, I’m committed.  We’re going to make a difference.  We’ve done a lot so far, we’ve raised enough for 325 bikes, but you know there are thousands of children out there that are in need of a bike, but can’t afford one.  So our work’s not done.”

Quinn is pictured with some of his new friends — sisters of the Delta Zeta Sorority at Robert Morris University.