Gymnasts Volunteer at 'Wheels to Succeed'
BATON ROUGE - For the fifth consecutive year the LSU gymnastics team volunteered at the Wheels to Succeed Bike Race for kids with special needs Saturday at the Carl Maddox Field House.
LSU gymnasts took part in the event by passing out snacks, water, helmets and LSU temporary tattoos to participants. They also cheered on the kids during the races and handed out medals and trophies at the end.
"The team helps with this event every year," senior Ericka Garcia said. "It is something that we are proud to be a part of because we believe in what the Wheels to Succeed organization is all about. We think all children should have the opportunity to exercise, and it's so exciting to see how many people showed up to take part."
The McMains Children Developmental Center sponsored the race to benefit children with physical disabilities. Since its founding in 2007, Wheels to Succeed has raised enough funds to provide dozens of specially adapted bikes to children throughout southern Louisiana. The mission of Wheels to Succeed is to provide children with physical disabilities their own adapted three-wheeled bike and opportunities to ride these bikes in free organized activities.