Sports Authority and the USS Foundation Surprise 100 Denver Children with Bikes and Helmets

Local nonprofit Helmet Heads attended event to
educate children on helmet safety

, one of the largest full-line sporting goods retailers in
the United States and Puerto Rico, recently partnered with the USS
Foundation and its Adopt-a-Bike program to provide 100 outstanding
students at the Richard T. Castro Elementary School in Denver with bikes
and helmets on December 11.

“Sports Authority is a proud supporter of this community and believes in
bettering the lives of its youth,” said Mike Foss, Chief Executive
Officer of Sports Authority. “Our partnership with the USS Foundation
and its Adopt-a-Bike program has given us a wonderful opportunity to
recognize the outstanding efforts of these students.”

Helmet Heads, a Denver-based volunteer organization which has taught
more than 1,500 students over the past five years about helmet safety,
was on site to educate students and demonstrated what can happen if
helmets aren’t worn. The 100 outstanding students were personally fitted
for their helmet during the event and were able to ride their new bikes

“Sports Authority’s generous donation of bikes and helmets to the USS
Foundation will help these students feel a sense of accomplishment for
their good behavior,” said Adel Sayegh, founder of the USS Foundation.
“The children selected by the school have outstanding records of
attendance, academic effort and good behavior, and we hope this
recognition will help them continue on a positive path forward.”

This is the second year Sports Authority and the USS Foundation have
teamed up for the Adopt-a-Bike program. Last year, their partnership
provided 100
Miami students with bikes

About Sports Authority

Headquartered in Englewood, CO, Sports Authority is one of the largest
full-line sporting goods retailers, with 467 locations across 41 states
and Puerto Rico. Sports Authority offers a broad range of sporting goods
from leading brands and is the active family’s destination for footwear,
apparel, fitness, team sports and outdoor recreation. The League by
Sports Authority, a free and easy rewards program, offers members 5%
back after they earn 100 points or more during a qualifying period. For
a list of store locations and information, or to shop online, visit
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About USS

USS is a U.S.-based, privately-held global leader in product protection
and security solutions. USS is a leading integrator of video
surveillance systems, access control, EAS tags and RFID and EAS systems.
USS is dedicated to innovation and has more than 100 patents issued and
pending. For more information, visit

About The USS Foundation

The USS Foundation is a charitable, non-profit organization dedicated to
helping less fortunate children to have the tools, skills and knowledge
to build a better life with a hope for a brighter tomorrow. Visit the
USS Foundation at


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