SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Nov. 6 This Sunday, November 8, 2009, 1,100 brand new bikes will be presented to 4th grade students who were nominated by their school teachers for being outstanding role models in their classrooms. The ceremony will be held at the Arrowhead Credit Union Stadium in San Bernardino at 1 p.m.
The bike donations are part of the 8th Annual Stater Bros. Charities Kfroggers 4 Kids Radiothon presented by Procter and Gamble, which took place on September 29 and 30, 2009. With every $200 donation that a radio listener made, Stater Bros. Charities and its business partners donated a brand new bike to a 4th grade student. This year's Radiothon raised more than $336,000 for Loma Linda University Children's Hospital.
"Stater Bros. Charities is pleased to be a part of an event that gives our kids the incentive to work harder and do well in school," stated Jack H. Brown, Chairman and CEO of Stater Bros. Markets. "Everyone remembers their first bike and especially while being in the midst of hard times these children deserve a happy memory too."
The students who will be receiving a new bike will gather outside the Arrowhead Credit Union Stadium awaiting the gates to be opened at 12 p.m. The bike recipients are accompanied by their family and friends who watch as they run onto the field to get their brand new bike.
This year, the "world's most famous dog," Lassie will be participating in the festivities. Canine heroine of the Emmy-Award winning TV series, Lassie has been in eleven feature films, a radio show, has been published in multiple languages, and even has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! She will be helping Heather Froglear from KFRG Radio stations with the program.
About Loma Linda University Children's Hospital
Loma Linda University Children's Hospital serves 1.2 million children living in San Bernardino, Riverside, Inyo and Mono Counties. Offering a full range of pediatric healthcare services, Children's Hospital is known around the world for its pediatric cardiac program and is where the surgery to perform infant heart transplantation was developed. For more information, go to the Children's Hospital web site at www.lluch.org.
About Stater Bros. Charities
Since 1936, Stater Bros. Markets has been a pillar of support in the community. Last year, the company established Stater Bros. Charities, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The purpose of Stater Bros. Charities is to give back to the communities Stater Bros. Markets is privileged to serve. In 2008, Stater Bros. Charities donated $1.4 million to local causes. With an emphasis on programs that benefit hunger relief, children's welfare, education for both youth and adults, services for the elderly and care for our Nation's Veterans, Stater Bros. Charities will be able to help with some of the most critical needs facing this region.
STATER BROS. CHARITIES PROVIDES PHILANTHROPIC SUPPORT TO APPROVED NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS IN COMMUNITIES THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Contact: Sarah Cain Executive Director Stater Bros. Charities 909-733-5495 firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE Stater Bros. Charities