Christmas Arrives Early for Local Elementary Students



By Staff Reports

(Victorville) – The nonprofit organization Benefit Everyone, Assist Recreation & Sports, also known as B.E.A.R.S., gave away over 150 bicycles and helmets, to children who showed a need and achieved high performance in school.  The event, known as the Doris Davies Memorial Bicycle Giveaway, took place in Victorville on December 2nd, at the High Desert Event Center, formerly the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds.

Each public elementary school serving Victorville students participated in nominating the lucky students.

It was an exciting day for many children who received a bike, visited with Santa, and enjoyed cookies sponsored by the Victorville Police and the Citizens on Patrol.  Special thanks go out to the Victorville Police and Fire Explorers, the High Desert Event Center staff, and many volunteers who helped with the event.

Cyndi Spadafora, B.E.A.R.S. Vice President said, “This event would not be possible if it were not for the support of our community year-after-year.  On behalf of the B.E.A.R.S., we want to thank our financial contributors including Doo Wah Riders; Your Community Bingo; Swanson, Graham, Russo & Thomas Accountants, Inc.; Midway Home Solutions; Green, De Bortnowsky & Quintanilla, LLP; Marimac Development; Shear Realty; Stanley Hodge; Donna Taylor; Ben & Becky Wasserman; Caldwell, Kennedy & Porter; and City of Victorville employees.  Doris Davies would be so pleased to know her legacy of serving the community continues to live on through the generosity of these caring sponsors.”

For more information on B.E.A.R.S. , please contact the City of Victorville Recreation Division at (760) 245-5551.

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