Good attendance, good conduct, or academic achievement. 26 students at Eastridge elementary school in Amarillo with those qualities were chosen to receive brand new bicycles.
Academy sports and outdoors donated the bikes to the students in a ceremony Monday morning. The school principal says today's drawing not only raises the kids' spirits, but promotes something much bigger.
She says, "We build character in our children...and that's so they'll be life-long learners and life-long good citizens of this community who give back. And this is a way of showing them that adults do care, and adults do give...and our children see that."
This holiday season, Academy will donate over 1300 bikes to children in 11 states across the United States.