Cottonwood Cyclery Bike Swap Event Raises Funds for Bikes for Kids Utah SALT LAKE CITY - May 13, 2008 - On Saturday, May 10, 2008, Cottonwood Cyclery hosted its first Bikes for Kids Utah Bicycle Swap to raise money and increase exposure for the local nonprofit organizatio
SALT LAKE CITY - May 13, 2008 - On Saturday, May 10, 2008, Cottonwood Cyclery hosted its first Bikes for Kids Utah Bicycle Swap to raise money and increase exposure for the local nonprofit organization.
More than 45 gently used bicycles were dropped off at the Cottonwood Heights bike shop and were available for purchase. Between a percentage of the selling price for each item, participation fees and other individual donations, the bike swap raised several hundred dollars for Bikes for Kids Utah.
"We were really pleased with the number of bicycles and accessories we had available for our customers to purchase, along with the positive support we saw from community members who came out to purchase cycling equipment and gear," said Alan Greenberg, owner of Cottonwood Cyclery. "We look forward to seeing the results of our efforts in action later this month when Utah children get their very own brand-new bike."
The bike swap is one of a series of fundraising events by Bikes for Kids Utah to provide new bicycles for 1,000 pre-qualified, underprivileged 3rd graders from the Boys & Girls Club in Salt Lake, South Valley and Weber Counties. Also receiving bikes will be 3rd graders from Bennion, Heartland, Lincoln, Majestic, Moss, Plymouth, Riley, Sandy, Riley, McMillan, Liberty, Grant, Guadalupe and Washington elementary schools.
Along with the 1,000 bicycles, the children will also receive helmets, t-shirts and bike locks through proceeds accrued from sponsorships and the fundraising bicycle rides taking place on Saturday May 31, 2008 (the same day as the bike giveaway).
To participate in the fundraising rides, please register at www.bikesforkidsutah.org.
Title event sponsors include Costco, Intermountain Financial Group, MassMutual, and Alder Construction.
For those interested in donating time as a volunteer or for more information regarding the events, please visit www.bikesforkidsutah.org or call 801-523-3730.
About Bikes for Kids Utah
Formed in 2006, Bikes for Kids Utah, a non-profit organization, provides bicycles for underprivileged children throughout the Salt Lake Valley by means of its event registration proceeds, auctions, and through private and corporate donations. Its annual bicycle fundraising events raise money to provide 1,000 underprivileged children with bicycles each year. For more information regarding the events, please visit www.bikesforkidsutah.org or call 801-523-3730.