Students to Receive Free Bicycles at Ivy Tech’s 11th Annual Public Safety Academy

bikeEVANSVILLE – Middle school and elementary school students in the Ivy Tech Community College Public Safety Academy will receive a new bicycle, helmet, and bicycle lock this week at Ivy Tech. The bicycles are awarded to students who demonstrate good attendance, good behavior, and a good attitude while participating in the Public Safety Academy, and other summer activities in the community. The Academy is a partnership with the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation’s (the EVSC) 21st Century Community Learning Centers, the City of Evansville Department of Parks & Recreation, the YMCA of Southwestern Indiana, and the Boys & Girls Club of Evansville.

Ivy Tech Community College Public Safety Academy – Annual Bicycle Giveaway Event
Ivy Tech Community College
3501 N. First Avenue
Tuesday, June 28 at 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 29 at 2:00 p.m.

200 bicycles will be awarded to students this year, the majority of them at Ivy Tech Community College this Tuesday, June 28 and Wednesday, June 29 at 2:00 p.m.  In addition, 2 adaptive bicycles, specifically designed for children who are physically unable to ride a standard bicycle, will be given away. “Ivy Tech has staff and faculty that have supported the bicycle giveaway program for years.  We believe this award reinforces for young people the importance of good behavior and a healthy attitude to future success,” said Jonathan Weinzapfel, chancellor of Ivy Tech Southwest.

Bicycles will be presented to the students by donors, representatives from public safety agencies, EVSC, local dignitaries, and community leaders. Students will also be treated to an afternoon of fun, including activities, snacks, a tour of Ivy Tech, and a video on bicycle safety. The event is funded by generous donations from individuals and businesses across the tri-state.

The Evansville Bicycle Club and Gerling Law will be assisting with the event and will help adjust the bike seats and helmets to ensure a proper fit.

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Students to Receive Free Bicycles at Ivy Tech’s 11th Annual Public Safety Academy

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