Monday was a historic and significant chapter in the short history of fast-growing Central Indiana nonprofit, Nine13sports, as the youth organization administered three events for the first time throughout Central Indiana. The organization’s two full-time operations teams ran the nonprofit’s traditional programming, Kids Riding Bikes; while the additional staff members took the seniors of Shortridge High School on a bike tour of Indianapolis for their Senior Day!
The eventful day started in the morning as both operations teams departed the office for their respective programming sites. Team Phoenix delivered our Kids Riding Bikes programming for the third time to students at Mill Creek West Elementary School in the Mill Creek Community School Corporation. Upwards of 150 students ranging from Kindergartners all the way up to the 5th grade class reveled in the chance to get moving on our bicycle simulators and to learn more about physical fitness. We’ll be there on Friday for our last day of programs!
At the same time, our Team Panda operations team was busy getting Kids Riding Bikes for the last time at Reagan Elementary School in Brownsburg. This has been our second year delivering our innovative bicycle program to the students at Reagan and it was just as fun-filled and rewarding as it was last year. Our programming in Brownsburg and Mill Creek were both powered by our friends at Hendricks Regional Health, who’re partnering with us to bring our programs to thousands of youth throughout the county through school programs and special events. Many of the students said they remember riding our bikes at the Hendricks County 4-H Fair last year and can’t wait to do it again this year!
In the afternoon, our executive team took the seniors of Shortridge High School on the canal at White River State Park for their Senior Day! The afternoon was spent exploring Indianapolis on two wheels and educating the 60 senior students on the lengthy and rich history of the city of Indianapolis and all of the monumental stops along the canal. Stops were made at the USS Indianapolis Memorial, Project 9/11 Indianapolis, and many more.
All in all, close to 350 students throughout Central Indiana in one way, shape, or form experienced the timeless and lasting joy of the bicycle. We sure our proud of our staff and the relationships with our partners and supporters that we’ve developed over the years to be able to have days such as this one!