Amscot Financial Will Partner with Local Law Enforcement to Distribute over 12,000 Bike Helmets in 17 Florida Counties

TAMPA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Amscot Financial, a leading provider of convenient, consumer-oriented
financial services, will donate and distribute more than 12,000 free
bike helmets on Saturday, October 10th in 17 Florida counties
where the company operates branch locations.

The helmets are available in three sizes: small, medium and large, and
are being targeted towards children in pre-school and elementary school.
They will be distributed from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. by Amscot Financial
managers and by law enforcement personnel in the parking lots of the
locations listed below. The locations include five branches in
Miami-Dade County and four in Broward County, reflecting Amscot’s
continued expansion into South Florida.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Florida
is 2nd in the nation in bicycle-related deaths. In 2012, the
most recent year statistics are available, 122 bicycle-related deaths
were recorded in Florida.1 In one medical study, 79% of all
patients for bicycling related injuries were between the ages of 5 and
14.2 Moreover, studies have shown that bicycle helmets – when
properly worn – can prevent 88% of serious brain injuries.3

This marks the 13th year that Amscot Financial has donated and
distributed free bike helmets in counties where it does business. Over
the previous 12 years, they have given out approximately 112,000 bike
helmets to children throughout the state of Florida.

“Bike helmets save lives. We know that. We have had customers in the
past who have come in to tell us how a helmet was instrumental in
preventing a serious injury to their children,” said Ian MacKechnie,
founder and CEO of Amscot Financial. “That is a big reason why we commit
to this bike helmet program year after year. We want to ensure that
children who live in our communities have access to a properly fitted
helmet.”

FREE Bike Helmets will be available at these Amscot branches:

 

County

         

Amscot Branch

         

City

 
Brevard 1515 Palm Bay Road Melbourne
2711 Clearlake Road Cocoa
 
Broward 8830 W SR 84 Davie

5521 W Oakland Park Boulevard

 

Lauderhill

13668 W SR 84 Davie
352 S Flamingo Road Pembroke Pines
 
Hardee 1530 US Hwy 17 Wauchula
 
Hernando 19422 Cortez Boulevard Brooksville
 
Highlands 1203 US Hwy 27 Sebring
 
Hillsborough 105 W Alexander Street Plant City
7731 Palm River Road Tampa
8231 W Hillsborough Avenue Tampa
2204 E Hillsborough Avenue Tampa
1502 E Fletcher Avenue Tampa
5002 E Busch Boulevard Tampa
 
Lake 1100 W North Boulevard Leesburg
17195 US Hwy 441 Eustis
 
Manatee 3611 1st Street E Bradenton
737 8th Avenue W Palmetto
 
Miami-Dade 19355 S Dixie Hwy Cutler Bay
885 W 49th Street Hialeah
891 NE 8th Street Homestead
19839 NW 2nd Avenue Miami Gardens
6788 SW 40th Street Miami
 
Orange 4304 Clarcona Ocoee Road Orlando
2033 Americana Boulevard Orlando
4445 Silver Star Road Orlando
769 N Apopka Vineland Road Orlando
770 S Goldenrod Road Orlando
 
Osceola 1084 Cypress Parkway Kissimmee
1021 Buenaventura Boulevard Kissimmee
1120 W Vine Street Kissimmee
 
Pasco 3416 US Hwy 19 N Holiday
11932 US Hwy 19 N Port Richey
7707 Gall Boulevard Zephyrhills
21621 Village Lakes Land O Lakes
 
Pinellas 2551 34th Street S St. Petersburg
6596 Park Boulevard Pinellas Park
1825 Gulf to Bay Clearwater
1300A 34th Street N St. Petersburg
911 62nd Avenue S St. Petersburg
 
Polk 614 E Memorial Boulevard Lakeland
2121 8th Street NW Winter Haven
5869 N US Hwy 98 Lakeland
35938 US 27 Haines City
 
Sarasota 4206 Bee Ridge Road Sarasota
560 N Washington Boulevard Sarasota
 
Seminole 2430 French Avenue Sanford
 
Volusia 2618 Enterprise Road Orange City
979 W Int’l Speedway Boulevard Daytona Beach
1599 N Nova Road Holly Hill
2177 Howland Boulevard Deltona

Founded in 1989, Amscot Financial employs more than 1,700 associates who
work at the company’s retail branches and at the company’s corporate
headquarters in Tampa. The company currently operates retail locations
in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, Polk, Hardee, Hernando,
Highlands, Manatee, Sarasota, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake, Volusia,
Brevard, Marion, Citrus, Flagler, Brevard, Broward and Miami-Dade
counties.

1 Traffic Safety Facts, 2012 Data, National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration; http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/812018.pdf

2 National Center for Biotechnology Information; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18936286
via Florida Cycling Law Blog; http://floridacyclinglaw.com/blog/archives/bicycle-helmet-lawsuits

3 Pediatrics, Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics; http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/108/4/1030.full.pdf+html

Contacts

Amscot Financial
Alex Bustos, 813-637-6277
abustos@amscotfinancial.com