Academy gives 30 Zavalla students free bikes

Academy gives 30 Zavalla students free bikes

ZAVALLA, TX (KTRE) - Thirty students at Zavalla Elementary School were surprised on Friday with new bikes.

Academy Sports and Outdoors donated 15 boy bikes and 15 girl bikes to the school. The school drew names out of a bucket to decide the winners. Students were eligible for the drawing if they had perfect attendance for the entire year.

"We like to reward them for wanting to come to school everyday," said Academy manager Jackson Coates. "At that age it is not easy to want to get up and go to school everyday."

The .sporting good chain has 117 giveaways like the one in Zavalla scheduled this year.

"We like to give back and promote that healthy lifestyle," Coates said.

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