On December 19, 2018, 130 Caddo Parish elementary students will be gifted with the cycles, helped by a generous donation from El Dorado Casino. This 3rd annual bicycle giveaway will be at 9:30 a.m. that day at Academy Sports and Outdoors, 210 E. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop in Shreveport.
The staff at Academy Sports ordered and assembled the cycles for the students, who were chosen by their schools. VYJ and the TASC Truancy Prevention Program have collaborated with Caddo Parish Schools to improve attendance at all 40 parish public elementary schools.
The presentation will be open to the public, parents and the media.
For more information, call John Andrew Prime at (318) 617-5958, or call the Caddo Parish District Attorney’s office at (318) 226-6955. For more information about Volunteers for Youth Justice and its programs, call its offices at (318) 425-4413.