75 Years In The Making!

75 Years in the making! Variety the Children’s Charity of Southern California kicked off its 75th Anniversary with the biggest Mobility Grant in the Charity’s history. On September 25th, 2016, 75 children with disabilities each received a brand new customized adaptive bike. Many of these children cannot walk on their own, so when they receive a bike specially designed for their needs, their disabilities fade away and they experience the pure joy of riding a bike like any other kid. The day was life changing for the families. Eight year old twin brothers Noah and Matthew, both with cerebral palsy, waited patiently as they were moments away from riding bikes together for the first time in their lives!

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Angel’s Dad wrote: “My son is the greatest gift a father could ever have. By him receiving this beautiful bicycle, it assists him in gross motor development, hand eye coordination, general wellbeing and a sense of freedom, in a life so often restricted by his disorder.”

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Two major Los Angeles news stations were on hand to cover the event and celebrity Gilles Marini was there to greet the kids. Later that week, the LA Kings celebrated Variety’s Anniversary and Mobility Program by presenting six year old Anthony his very own adaptive bike. Bailey, the Kings mascot, helped move Anthony from his wheel chair onto his new bike and he rode across the ice at the Staples Center waving to the crowd of cheering fans.

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