MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Academy Sports gave away 30 bikes and helmets to 30 lucky Our Lady of Fatima students, giving each one of them an early Christmas present.
The bikes were divided evenly between 15 boys and 15 girls, who had their names drawn from a random lottery.
The folks at Academy say they do it all for the smiles on the kids' faces.
"You know it means a lot just to give back to the community just to see kids smile and the enjoyment they get out of these bikes," Store Director John Balsamo said. "You know, it's just a company philosophy."
Academy Sports has 140 stores participating in the bicycle drive.