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800 Bicycles and Helmets Given Away to Youngstown City School Students

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Between August 24 and 31, 800 bicycles and helmets were given away at 10 Youngstown City Elementary Schools. Bicycles were provided by the RedZone and City Kids Care. The William Swanston Charitable Fund and the Western Reserve Health Foundation provided funding for 800 helmets, as part of the Safe Routes to School program, which seeks to encourage safe walking and bicycling to school among students through educational programming, safety demonstrations, and fun activities. Each student who received a bicycle was fitted for and was given a helmet, along with instructions for safe and proper helmet use.