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Bikes for Kids Program Benefits 104 in White Plains

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The Bikes for Kids program in White Plains will present 104 children from the Youth Bureau with bicycles at the opening of the White Plains Loucks Track Meet Saturday at noon.

Bikes for Kids is a program launched in San Diego, Calif. to promote the health and safety of children, according to a press release. The program has expanded to Utah, Minnesota, Louisiana and Connecticut and has been in White Plains for three years.

This year, Barnum Financial Group will present 104 children who use the White Plains Youth Bureau with bicycles and helmets during the opening ceremony of the Glenn D. Loucks Games, which begin Thursday and run through Saturday.

"These youngsters and their families are very appreciative," Frank Williams, executive director of the Youth Bureau, said in the press release. "The City supports this effort by Bikes for Kids to provide healthy outlets for our youth, as it complements the Youth Bureau's mission perfectly."

On Tuesday, the Youth Bureau re-opened its Teen Center on Amherst Place after renovating it from floor-to-ceiling.

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