On Saturday, June 22, 2019, fifty unsuspecting children from the Westchester Boys & Girls Club in New Rochelle, received a special treat when they arrived to attend what they thought was just regular field day of sports with their parents. Instead, they were surprised with a free bike and helmet from members of the SKG Team at Barnum Financial Group.
The Bikes for Kids Program, part of the Barnum Foundation for Life, provides underserved children with an uplifting and empowering experience. Not only do they have a great day, but they benefit from the exercise bike riding offers as well as the pride and responsibility of owning a bike.
Thirteen members of The SKG Team were in attendance at this very special event on Saturday to hand out bikes and helmets to unsuspicious children. This was the second year that The SKG Team participated in the Bikes for Kids Program; last year, they donated 50 bikes to students at P.S. 73 in the Bronx.
“Our goal is to make a big difference in these kids’ lives. Ultimately, for many of these kids, this is the first time they've ever had their own bike,” said Ben Soccodato, of The SKG Team at Barnum Financial Group. “Seeing the excitement and the joy on their face also makes a big difference for us.”