The River’s Bend Children’s Center held their annual Trike-a-thon last Thursday with 45 three, four, and five year-olds going around the track for nearly 30 minutes with the mission to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The annual Trike-a-thon has raised $30,354 in the past 13 years.
“Our goal is always a $1,000 and if it is a dollar more, we are happy,” said Clark Andrs, owner of the center.
Along with the joy of bringing their bike to school, the children spent the prior week learning about the less fortunate children who are at this hospital and how they could help them by participating in the Trike-a-thon and received lessons on bike/trike safety.
Four-year-old Kennan Green recently had his training wheels removed and was able to do 78 laps. Coming in second on a skateboard handle with 57 laps was five-year-old Jaylin Dent.
Three-year-old C.J. Wix completed 54 laps and place third during the event. The participants received St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital T-shirts and an official trike license.