Charity donates bike helmets to local school

    Students at one Heartland school received a special gift to help them stay safe all while having fun.

    Kindergarten through fifth grade students at Bevier C-4 received bike helmets. That was all thanks to a special program called 'Rickey Bates BMX Banned Together Charity'.

    The charity was formed to honor Rickey Bates, a BMX rider who was killed in a car accident. The not-for-profit organization is working to give bike helmets to students at a school in every state.

    Students in Bevier were excited that their school was selected as the Missouri school to help spread awareness and promote safety.

    "You could see in the kids eyes I'm sure that they were extremely excited. We are extremely excited for them and obviously anytime we can help our students with their safety on their way to and from school or at home, we are obviously big fans of that," said Bevier C-4 School District Principal Jason Martie.

    In total, the charity donated 85 helmets to the district. After receiving their helmets, teachers and high school students helped the youngsters find a proper fit before going out to have fun.

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