Guest Blogger: Evan Glusman on the importance of PK Bike Day (3/25)
We lost our great friend Patrick Kelley way too early, but we continue to celebrate his legacy and love for kids each year through PK Bike Day. He was a local business man and philanthropist who believed that children need goals to build character and succeed as they approach adulthood. With that in mind, this event is the right way to mark his legacy each year.
The 9th annual PK Bike Day, held right here at Piero’s, is March 25, 2012. Through the work accomplished through the Patrick Kelley Youth Foundation we will provide 200+ underprivileged kids in the After-School All-Stars (ASAS) program new bikes and helmets. The kids earned these new bikes by meeting certain parameters and guidelines set by the Clark County School District and ASAS.
The bikes and helmets are donated by members of the community. I can tell you from personal experience that nothing feels better than being able to positively affect a child’s life. Patrick would be proud – in fact, he is proud.
Our donors love watching each child pick a new bike and helmet. You can’t describe the joy on their faces. It is something that needs to be seen.