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Company gives bikes to local elementary students

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A group of 60 students at Homer Drive Elementary in Beaumont and East chambers Elementary in Winnie are riding on new bikes.

The bikes were donated by Academy Sports and Outdoors. All students, who were surprised with the gift Thursday morning, also received a helmet to go with the bike.

This is the company's 12th anniversary of the bike donation.

A statement from Academy says the purpose of Academy's annual bike donation is to provide local schools with an opportunity to reward children during the holidays with bikes and helmets for good attendance, academic performance, good behavior and/or need. Academy will donate over $200,000 in youth bikes and helmets this year.

The program occurs throughout December in 13 states and will benefit over 3,300 boys and girls.

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