ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sports Authority, one of the largest full-line sporting goods retailers in the United States and Puerto Rico, recently partnered with the USS Foundation and its Adopt-a-Bike program to provide 100 outstanding students at the Richard T. Castro Elementary School in Denver with bikes and helmets on December 11.
“Sports Authority is a proud supporter of this community and believes in bettering the lives of its youth,” said Mike Foss, Chief Executive Officer of Sports Authority. “Our partnership with the USS Foundation and its Adopt-a-Bike program has given us a wonderful opportunity to recognize the outstanding efforts of these students."
Helmet Heads, a Denver-based volunteer organization which has taught more than 1,500 students over the past five years about helmet safety, was on site to educate students and demonstrated what can happen if helmets aren’t worn. The 100 outstanding students were personally fitted for their helmet during the event and were able to ride their new bikes immediately.
“Sports Authority’s generous donation of bikes and helmets to the USS Foundation will help these students feel a sense of accomplishment for their good behavior,” said Adel Sayegh, founder of the USS Foundation. “The children selected by the school have outstanding records of attendance, academic effort and good behavior, and we hope this recognition will help them continue on a positive path forward.”
This is the second year Sports Authority and the USS Foundation have teamed up for the Adopt-a-Bike program. Last year, their partnership provided 100 Miami students with bikes.
About Sports Authority
Headquartered in Englewood, CO, Sports Authority is one of the largest full-line sporting goods retailers, with 467 locations across 41 states and Puerto Rico. Sports Authority offers a broad range of sporting goods from leading brands and is the active family’s destination for footwear, apparel, fitness, team sports and outdoor recreation. The League by Sports Authority, a free and easy rewards program, offers members 5% back after they earn 100 points or more during a qualifying period. For a list of store locations and information, or to shop online, visit sportsauthority.com. Follow Sports Authority on Facebook facebook.com/SportsAuthority and Twitter twitter.com/SportsAuthority.
USS is a U.S.-based, privately-held global leader in product protection and security solutions. USS is a leading integrator of video surveillance systems, access control, EAS tags and RFID and EAS systems. USS is dedicated to innovation and has more than 100 patents issued and pending. For more information, visit www.ussinnovate.com.
About The USS Foundation
The USS Foundation is a charitable, non-profit organization dedicated to helping less fortunate children to have the tools, skills and knowledge to build a better life with a hope for a brighter tomorrow. Visit the USS Foundation at www.ussfoundation.org.