The Louisville Cardinals football team andáAcademy Sports + Outdoors teamed up todayáat Southwick Community Center to donate bikes and helmets to 100 deserving children as part of Academyĺs annual bike donation program. The program occurs throughout December across Academyĺs 16-state footprint and will benefit more than 5,100 boys and girls at more than 115 separate donation events, similar to this one
The purpose of Academyĺs annual bike donation is to provide local schools with an opportunity to reward children during the holidays with bikes and helmets for perfect attendance, academic performance, good behavior, and/or need.
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer was also in attendance today as he helped get the kids ready to meet the team by leading them in a C-A-R-D-S cheer. Lamar Jackson rode a bike in to surprise the kids and the team made sure every kid received a bike and a helmet.á