Indianapolis, IN—July 24, 2012—Nine13sports is bringing a guest to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis (BGCI) Wheeler-Dowe facility on Wednesday, July, 25. American cyclist Bobby Lea will be connecting electronically for a live video interview with the BGCI kids as he prepares to travel to London to participate in the 2012 Olympic Games. These are the same kids who have engaged in the Nine13sports’ cycling exercise programs throughout the summer at the BGCI facility.
Bobby Lea, age 28, will be one of only two male track cyclists competing in the 2012 Olympic Games. This will be his second Olympic appearance, having previously competed in the Madison event in Beijing in 2008 with teammate Mike Friedman. Bobby has won more than 30 national titles during his career in the collegiate ranks while attending Penn State and at the Professional level.
Nine13sports Business Director Tom Hanley said, “We were asked by BGCI if we could implement an Olympic theme to our program next week that would complement their theme of “Olympic Week” being planned for the kids. Our staff at Nine13sports has been friends with Bobby for many years through personal competitive cycling and coaching interactions. I reached out to Bobby and asked if he would be willing to join us for a Skype interview. Bobby generously accommodated us, without hesitation, even though he travels to London later that afternoon.”
With consideration to time constraints and travel schedules, the Skype interview will consist of a 10 to 15 minute video interaction. The kids will be encouraged to provide questions to the Nine13sports and BGCI staff before the interview begins to allow for maximum interaction and discussion.
Indy Velo (dba Nine13sports) is a Central Indiana 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes health, wellness, and exercise for local youth between the ages of 8 and 18, using bicycling as the gateway. We have created a unique program in which we have integrated the traditional bicycle with technology to provide a turnkey product for youth programs, schools and other community organizations at no cost to them. In addition to individual betterment of health and fitness, our programs promote community, teamwork and mutual respect for one another. Our vision is to use the art and sport of cycling to teach and positively influence our participants and leave a lasting impact. For additional information please visit www.nine13sports.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.