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PVG Group 4th Annual Bike Giveaway

Last month, Board member Alan Goldstein as well as Cengiz Volkan and Larry Prutch of the PVG Group, a wealth management advisory team based in Rolling Hills Estates, held their 4th annual bike giveaway event. They teamed up with Jay Wolff of Helen’s Cycles and Michael Shafer of The Depot Restaurant in Torrance to give new bicycles to 100 Boys & Girls Club youth.

The lucky youth from San Pedro, Wilmington and Carson who received new bikes participated in an essay competition hosted by our organization. Essay judges read works by children wanting to learn how to ride a bike, teens anticipating taking a bike to college and many youth hoping for a bike that would help their families with limited transportation options.

Former Los Angeles Lakers star, Rick Fox attended and shared what he told his son when he taught him how to ride a bike. “As long as you get up and try again, your journey continues.”

Actor Anthony LaPaglia was also in attendance and shared that, of the winning essays he read, his favorite was by a child hoping for a bicycle to help his family with chores and errands.

Executive Director Mike Lansing thanked the PVG Foundation for their generosity and explained that the Boys & Girls Club was selected for this opportunity because of its impact. He reminded the children that the programs offered at the Club help them mature into responsible, productive citizens so that they can one day take care of their communities.

Bicycles were handed out by members of the Torrance Fire Department and Torrance Police Department who taught some of the children how to safely ride and bike.

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