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2020 Virtual MDI Bike Drive

2020 Virtual MDI Bike Drive for the Boys & Girls Club of St. Joe County

Bike Drive for the Boys & Girls Club of St. Joe County

 

 

Jr. Irish feels that we should be giving back to the community when we get the opportunity.  Keeping kids active in sports they love is a great thing!

We are holding a Bike Drive in support of the Boys and Girls Club of St. Joe County on Saturday, May 23rd in the parking lot of SoccerZone from 12Noon-4pm.

SoccerZone is located at: 1435 University Drive Ct., Granger, IN 46530

Have you cleaned out your garage during quarantine?  Have your kids outgrown their old bikes?  This is a great way to support youth activities in our area by donating gently used or new bikes.

A year ago at this time, we were rolling into Michiana Bike to Work Week: group rides, a pancake feed, a social hour. Local organizers say this year’s plans are on hold until the COVID-19 fog lifts. May seems an odd time to mark National Bike Month this year, until you consider people who really need a bike.

Two brand new programs allow us to give a spare bike in good condition for A) at-risk kids who desperately need the outdoors or B) an adult who lacks reliable transportation. I’ll explain both.

“We know there are a lot of kids going unsupervised,” Jacqueline Kronk frets about youths in low-income homes, where stresses from the pandemic are likely mounting. The Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Joseph County, where she is CEO, is closed to the in-person programs that give the kids an outlet and educational help, reaching families now in virtual ways.  Click to continue Reading