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“Non-profit helps kids improve their health”



“Not-for-profit focused on exercise adopts novel funding model”

“College cycling champion Tom Hanley isn’t used to running into brick walls.

So when he couldn’t get large charitable foundations to support a wellness program he developed for central Indiana youth, Hanley switched gears and adopted a fee-for-service model underwritten largely by sponsorships…”

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“Indy-based Nine13sports pedals after big prize to fuel expansion”

“There’s nothing better than a little friendly competition.

It’s even better when there’s $125,000 on the line.

The best part of all, no matter which of five not-for-profit finalists win this year’s Lids Foundation Tip of the Hat Award, the money goes to a good cause…”

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“Wheels are turning for Indy nonprofit Nine13sports”



“Tom Hanley was in a race for his life. The former elite-level cyclist who helped Marian University win multiple national championships lay helpless in a hospital bed after a horrific car accident…”

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“Hanley on Jefferson Awards Win”


“‘Kids Riding Bikes’ Program Expanding”

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Inside INdiana Business

“Reception honors Jefferson Award winners”

“Improving exercise within Hoosier youth”


“Change the City: Pick Your Passion”



“Former elite-level cyclist Tom Hanley nearly died in a horrific car accident when he was 23, forever changing the course of his life. No longer able to race, Hanley’s competitive spirit led him to create Nine13sports, which teaches area students the value of cycling and physical fitness by bringing stationary bikes into schools, serving more than 30,000 kids in the last five years…”

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“Nine13sports, LIDS Partner For Expansion”

Click to read more!“The nonprofit will add a central Indiana operations team in early July with the goal of serving 10,000 kids throughout the state over the next year…”

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“Indy’s Nine13sports takes top prize from LIDS”



“The 5-year-old charity, which reaches out to youths ages 5-18 in schools through its Kids Riding Bikes programs, was awarded $125,000 during the awards program Tuesday night….”

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“Cycling program empowers students at Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired”


“You can see it in their legs when they’re moving that they become more fluid and that they can do it on their own instead of us having to help them and they can continue to push themselves,” ISBVI physical education teacher Cara Burchett said….”

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