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MEDIA ADVISORY: SFUSD elementary students receive 100 donated bikes, lessons in riding

Press release

WHAT:

SFUSD second to fifth grade students from four elementary schools (Bryant, Leonard Flynn, Daniel Webster and Marshall) will receive 100 donated bicycles, helmets and locks from the Rotary Club of San Francisco, the second-oldest Rotary Club in the world. The donation marks the club's 10th annual Bike Build event.

WHEN/WHERE:

Saturday, April 7, 11 a.m.
Bryant Elementary School / 2641 25th St.

Media, please RSVP to Laura Dudnick at dudnickl@sfusd.edu

WHY:

There are many benefits to riding a bike, including to help to prevent heart disease, decrease stress, improve posture and coordination, and provide alternate modes of transportation. Separate from this donation, this spring SFUSD second grade students at three schools are receiving bike education during Physical Education (PE) classes. The plan is to expand bike education as part of PE for all SFUSD second graders over the course of several years. Bryant Elementary second graders will receive bike education in May.

AUDIO/VISUAL:

Rotary Club members will assemble the bikes beginning at 8:30 a.m.Students and their families will arrive by 11 a.m. to select their bikes, and the San Francisco Police Department will provide rules and safety tips for riding on the streets of San Francisco.

ABOUT PHYSICAL EDUCATION IN SFUSD:

SFUSD's Physical Education Department aims to promote lifelong fitness and wellness for all students. Research shows that when students get more time for fitness, they perform better academically, and there is positive association with attention, concentration and on-task behavior. Students in elementary PE develop positive social skills, and learn to master movement skills, set personal goals and about the body-mind connection.

ABOUT THE ROTARY CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO:

The Rotary Club of San Francisco is a group of business professionals and community leaders who are active in service projects that tackle environmental awareness, youth development, literacy, and hunger here and around the globe. The Club is the second oldest of more than 35,000 Rotary Clubs in over 200 nations. More information at www.sfrotary.com.

Page updated on 04/06/18