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Jun
1
Thu
BGC Blount County – Summer Brain Gain Challenge @ BGC Blount County
Jun 1 all-day

Bike Elf and the Boys and Girls Club of Blount Couty (BGCBC) are excited to challenge approximately 200 summer club members to Step Up and Earn a Bike by enrolling in the summer Brain Gain program. Bike Elf will promise the top twenty (20) participants will earn a Bike Elf bicycle in August!

Summer Brain Gain is an initiative by the Boys and Girls Clubs of America to combat learning loss during the months where school is out and members spend most of their time at the Club. The curriculum includes activities revolving around collaboration, making four connections, investigation and team building, as well as a focus on fitness and global awareness. The Brain Gain program this summer also includes an additional STEM component with a focus on the solar system. Brain Gain activities are engaging, fun,and promote learning in a way where members continually want to come back for more.

 

Jun
5
Mon
Bikes for Brains & Hard Work Giveaway @ Wesley House Community Center
Jun 5 all-day

Bike Elf and Wesley House Community Center challenged Wesley House program participants last January. K-8th grade students could earn a bicycle by achieving all A’s & E’s (1st level honor roll) in both grading periods between January and May. For the past five months, Wesley House’s after-school program has focused on academic success. They provided one-on-one homework help, tutoring, and developed individual learning plans for each child by collaborating with teachers and parents.

Today the children who met the challenge and achieved their goal will receive Bike Elf bicycles, a new bicycle helmet and a new lock at a special ceremony. All of the children who attend the Wesley House after school program will attend the ceremony to celebrate the success of the children who have worked hard to earn a bicycle.Wesley House Community Center

Jun
8
Thu
BGC Smoky Mountains – Sevierville Fit Club Challenge @ BGC Smoky Mountains - Sevierville
Jun 8 all-day

Bike Elf and the Boys & Girls Club Smoky Mountains – Sevierville are excited to introduce our new partnership with a program kickoff.

Bike Elf will challenge approximately 165 BGC Smoky Mountain – Sevierville summer program participants to a Fit Club challenge. The top 25 students participating in the Club’s summer Fit Club program could earn a bicycle by exemplary participation.

Exemplary performance is measured by highest attendance in the Fit Club program over the entire summer and completing the PACER Fitness test. Because the PACER fitness test is typically administered to children, the point of the test is not to see who’s the fastest. It’s to teach children that they can stay in shape by learning to pace themselves. The PACER fitness test is a great tool for getting kids to enjoy working out. It also helps them see that pacing themselves can provide a great workout.

Bike Elf is thrilled to be expanding into Sevier County and to be working with the BGC Smoky Mountains – Sevierville. The Boys and Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains (BGCSM) guides almost 1600 Sevier County youth to become productive, caring and responsible citizens via five club locations in Sevier County: Gatlinburg, Kodak, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville and Seymour.

Jun
10
Sat
Bike Drive @ Boys and Girls Club Blount County
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bike Drive @ Boys and Girls Club Blount County | Maryville | Tennessee | United States

Bike Elf’s motto is: “You donate ‘em. We fix ‘em. Kids earn ‘em.” We have the kids that are anxious to earn a bike. We have the folks who can clean and repair them. We need the bikes, and that’s where YOU come in!

Bike Elf will be at the the Boys & Girls Club Blount County (old Fort Craig Elementary) on SATURDAY, June 10 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 NOON to accept your GENTLY USED bicycle donation.

Bike Elf is a 501(c)3 and all your donations are tax deductible.

 

Aug
10
Thu
Bikes for Brains & Hard Work Giveaway @ BGC Smoky Mountains - Sevierville
Aug 10 all-day

Bike Elf challenged BGC Smoky Mountain – Sevierville Summer program participants in June 2017. The top 25 students participating in the Club’s summer program could earn a bicycle by exemplary participation in their Fit Club program.

Exemplary performance is measured by highest attendance in the Fit Club program over the entire summer and completing the PACER Fitness test. Because the PACER fitness test is typically administered to children, the point of the test is not to see who’s the fastest. It’s to teach children that they can stay in shape by learning to pace themselves. The PACER fitness test is a great tool for getting kids to enjoy working out. It also helps them see that pacing themselves can provide a great workout.

Today the children who met the challenge and achieved their goal will receive Bike Elf bicycles, a new bicycle helmet and a new lock at a special ceremony. All of the children who attend the Boys & Girls Club Smoky Mountain – Sevierville summer program will attend the ceremony to celebrate the success of the children who have worked hard to earn a bicycle.