Redding Rodeo Association to Giveaway Bikes

Each year The Redding Rodeo Association gives away over 100 new or refurbished bicycles to less fortunate children and teens.  Club members donate the parts and labor necessary to assemble or repair and checkout each bike.

 

In April 2010, Redding Rodeo Association, in conjunction with Youth for Christ (Shasta Chapter), was awarded a grant for 60 bicycle safety helmets.  The grant from the Kids’ Plates Program will provide safety helmets that will be given along with the bicycles.

 

Funding for the Kids’ Plate Program is generated solely from the sale of California DMV License plates.  Kids’ Plates are the only DMV license plates that contain a heart, hand, star, or plus sign.  Revenue from the sale of Kids’ Plates is deposited into the Child Health and Safety Fund and is appropriated to support three significant child safety issues.  25% of the funds support unintentional childhood injury prevention, 25% supports the prevention of child abuse and 50% supports child care licensing and inspection activities.

 

Redding Rodeo and Youth for Christ are pleased and honored to be selected to receive this grant award for 2010.  It will benefit the youth of Shasta County.