Cycling For Kids, Inc. (CFK), a charity organization and sports club, recently donated $1,000 to Pioneer Center for Human Services. The $1,000 came from funds raised by CFK’s Blue Ribbon Ride. The generous donation is in support of Pioneer Center’s Animal, Arts and Adventure Program.
Pioneer Center’s Animal, Arts and Adventure Program (also known as Triple A) is specially designed for young people who have mild to severe emotional and behavioral issues or difficulties. Some youth in the program also experience difficulty building positive relationships and managing their emotions. This summer program uses a variety of fun activities to provide youth with experiences in team building, communication, celebrating strengths, cooperative play and more.
Lynette Garrett of CFK expressed how the organization’s and Pioneer Center’s shared role as advocates for children largely contributed to the decision to donate. “Our mission is to continue to ride together and encourage others to ride in any event that benefits innocent children and those who advocate for children. The Triple A program and the philosophy behind the program pulled at the heartstrings of all CFK members, so we felt compelled to do something to help.”
CFK will host another event to benefit at-risk children. CFK’s annual 3 day event, Stop the Cycle of Abuse, will be September 11-13. Lynette Garrett states the event will benefit Children’s Home and Aid and will also allow CFK to give back to organizations like Pioneer Center.
Mike Mracheck, Epic Cycle; Lynette Garrett, Cycling for Kids; Laurie Bivona, Pioneer Center
Participants lined up at the starting line to begin the ride. Photo provided by Cycling for Kids.