SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Zodo's Bowling and Beyond announced that it was donating free bowling and a free meal to 75 second-grade students from Adams Elementary and their families.
The 75 students had recently completed the bicycle education and safety program at the school.
Zodo's staff surprised the second-grade students at the elementary school with gift certificates at 1 p.m. on Friday.
“We are proud to help provide healthy and family-friendly recreational opportunities for the Santa Barbara area. Supporting local schools and nonprofit programs like the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition are a perfect fit for us when we think about how best to give back to the community,” said Sam Walters, CEO of Zodo’s Bowling and Beyond.
The bicycle safety program at Adams Elementary was a launching point for what has become a bike-friendly movement across Santa Barbara County.
The program was started by Adams P.E. teacher Julie Churchman and Bicycle Coalition Education Director Christine Bourgeois. Zodo's said the two were inspired after learning about the model at a conference in Washington, DC.
Adams and the SB Bicycle Coalition have partnered for seven years to develop this program with support from the Audacious Foundation.
Today, the Bicycle Coalition serves 25 schools throughout the county through the bike safety and education program.
Zodo's decided to partner with Adams Elementary since it is one of the longest-term implementers of the bike safety programs.
Zodo's Bowling and Beyond is located at 5925 Calle Real in Goleta. For more information about Zodo's, you can visit their website at www.zodos.com.
For more information about the Santa Barbara Bike Coalition, you can email Christine Bourgeois at email@example.com or call (805) 699-6301.
For more information about the Audacious Foundation, you can visit www.audaciousfoundation.org.