Jonesboro police, Academy Sports host annual holiday bike program

Kids get bikes through donation program

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Academy Sports in Jonesboro partnered with the Jonesboro Police Department and hosted their 17th annual holiday bike program Tuesday.

Thirty children were selected and rewarded with bikes and helmets.

The rewards were based on perfect attendance in school, academic performance, and good behavior.

Nationwide, Academy will donate more than $410,000 in youth bikes and helmets to more than 5,500 students this year.

Michael Glass, store director at Academy Sports in Jonesboro, said that they enjoy hosting the event each year.

“The program is a lot of fun for us to see the kids get so excited about having something new,” Glass said. “The bicycle lives by our mission to get folks outdoors and be more active, so it works great for everybody.”

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