Bike Giveaway Celebrates 40 Children In Afterschool Program

KISSIMMEE – The City of Kissimmee, in collaboration with Waste Management, highlighted the academic excellence of the city’s after-school program participants by awarding them brand-new bicycles. The event occurred at the Chambers Parks Community Center at 2380 N. Smith St. in Kissimmee.

Recently, Waste Management hosted a workshop where the 40 bicycles were assembled. Senior Executive Jose Boscan explained, “Understanding the potential impact these bikes could have, we reached out to the City of Kissimmee to collaborate in honoring the exceptional achievements of the young students.”

The City of Kissimmee Commission and Parks and Recreation Department coordinated the recognition and reward of 31 after-school participants who demonstrated academic excellence by achieving honor roll status.

Mayor Olga Gonzalez expressed, “On behalf of the City Commission, I want to emphasize that it brings us great joy to see these deserving kids being rewarded and using these bikes around the City of Kissimmee bike trails or the Kissimmee Lakefront Park.”

The students were selected from among the program participants, including Club C, Fun Club, and the Dynamic After School After Hours (D.A.S.H.), programs that strive to create learning, growth, and fun opportunities.

The City of Kissimmee Parks and Recreation Director, Steve Lackey, stated, “The additional bikes donated by Waste Management will be raffled off at The City of Kissimmee Back-to-School event this year, an opportunity for our community to come together and celebrate the start of a new school year.”

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