Bicycles built during company event donated to local youth charity
Pittsburgh, Pa. (November 17, 2010) – Supporting a local charity in its community, BEA donated bicycles built during its annual company retreat to Big Brother Big Sisters for use by an afterschool program for underprivileged children.
BEA, manufacturers of automatic door sensing equipment, holds an annual event to build camaraderie among employees while giving back to the community. This year, teams of employees completed tasks to “earn” the different pieces of bikes, and then competed against each other in a race to build their bicycle the fastest. The first team to build their bicycle and pass a safety inspection by BEA’s VP of Engineering won the “Bikes for Tykes” event. Afterwards, the 14 bicycles were donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh, Inc. who delivered them to the Mooncrest Afterschool program for disadvantaged youth.
“BEA has made the children very happy, giving them the chance to experience what most kids do without a second thought- go outside and ride a bike in the sunshine- getting some well needed exercise and having fun,” said Big Brothers Big Sisters Special Services Coordinator, Cheryl Jones.