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Tampa Charity Gives Away Over 500 Bikes to Children in Need

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Tampa Charity Gives Away Over 500 Bikes to Children in Need

Tampa Charity Gives Away Over 500 Bikes to Children in Need


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A Tampa charity is spreading some holiday cheer to hundreds of kids across the bay area. Wednesday marked the 16th annual “Alex Xmas for Kids” foundation, distributing over 500 bikes across 100 different schools.

Source: Fox 13 News

Each year the charity partners with local schools, guidance counselors and social workers to make sure bicycles get distributed to children in need. On average each school receives about 7-10 bicycles, available to children through donations by customers of Alex’s Southern Style BBQ located in Carrollwood.

Source: Fox 13 News

Sadly, the owner of the restaurant and founder of the charity, Alex Cooks, passed away from a motorcycle accident earlier this year, his wife and children and dozens of volunteers determined to carry on Cooks’ legacy.

Alex’s wife Aimee Cooks told local Fox 13 news outlet, “His smile will continue to shine on our efforts.”

Over 21,000 bicycles have been donated since the foundation began in 1999.



Source: Fox 13 News

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