The Gadsden-Etowah FOP Lodge number two partnered up with Academy Sports to surprise 30 deserving children with a gift that was on everyone's Christmas list. 30 custom bikes were rewarded to 30 kids who have displayed outstanding school attendance, academic performance, good behavior, and to some who are in need.
Parents who were in on the surprise brought their child to the Gadsden-Etowah FOP Lodge for the surprise. The kids were also gifted with helmets. The bike donation fits with Academy’s active-minded philosophy by rewarding kids with gifts that allow them to get outside and be active. President Ron Leek says he appreciates Academy Sports for allowing the FOP to be a part of this surprise for local children.
The Annual Bike Donation program occurs throughout December across Academy’s 16 state footprint and will benefit 5,500 boys and girls at more than 120 separate donation events, similar to this one.