The Sunrise Rotary Club (Montgomery, US — District 6880) and Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) with the help of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) recently gave away 24 bicycles to local elementary school students.
The students were selected by the school resource officer and school administration from their respective elementary schools.
Each student was chosen because he or she best represented the spirit of their school.
The bicycles were purchased by the Sunrise Rotary Club and RYLA.
Eighty high school students with RYLA from across West Tennessee assembled the bicycles and presented them to each award recipient.
RYLA is an intensive leadership experience organised by Rotary clubs and districts where young adults develop skills as a leader while having fun and making connections.
“We wanted to give back locally this year. So with the help of Riverside Bicycles and Sam Holt, we were able to give a bicycle to 24 deserving elementary school students,” said Robert Huffman with the Sunrise Rotary Club.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office helped organise the event that was held at Austin Peay State University on Thursday, June 8.
The bicycles were presented in either a morning or afternoon ceremony.
“The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Rotary Club and RYLA for giving us the opportunity to participate in this event,” said Sandra Brandon, MCSO spokesperson.
“It is an honour to help give back to the community.”