Atlanta Braves and Academy Sports + Outdoors make surprise bike donation at D.H. Stanton Elementary School

ATLANTA – Twenty-eight deserving fifth-grade students from Atlanta Public Schools’ D.H. Stanton Elementary School were surprised with brand new bikes and helmets during a holiday party sponsored by the Atlanta Braves and Academy Sports + Outdoors held at the school Dec. 11.

D.H. Stanton Elementary School Holidays

Atlanta Public Schools’ D.H. Stanton Elementary School fifth-graders were surprised with brand new bikes and helmets donated by the Atlanta Braves & Academy Sports + Outdoors during a holiday party Dec. 11.                                 Photo Credit: Pouya Dianat/Atlanta Braves

The purpose of the party was to celebrate the students’ good behavior and to promote an active lifestyle. The students were joined by Braves first base coach Terry Pendleton, pitching coach Roger McDowell and Braves alumnus Phil Niekro.

“We are truly excited about the opportunity extended to our students – not just to receive gifts but to interact with representatives from Atlanta Braves and the Academy Sports + Outdoors,” said D.H. Stanton Elementary School Principal Dr. Clara Taylor. “The bicycles will continue to promote our mission to keep students healthy and physically fit. The D.H. Stanton family is grateful for our longstanding relationship with the Braves.”

Academy Sports + Outdoors will donate approximately 180 bikes and helmets to students throughout the Atlanta area this holiday season during three additional donation events in Douglasville, Cartersville and Athens.

D.H. Stanton Elementary School Holidays

D.H. Stanton Elementary School fifth graders reacting to the new bikes and helmets being rolled inside their holiday party by representatives of the Atlanta Braves and Academy Sports + Outdoors.

Photo Credit: Pouya Dianat/Atlanta Braves

About Atlanta Public Schools

Atlanta Public Schools is one of the largest school districts in the state of Georgia, serving approximately 50,000 students across 106 learning sites. The district is organized into nine K-12 clusters with 87 schools, 17 charter schools and two citywide single-gender academies, where students are offered rigorous instructional programs that foster success in school and life. For more information, visit www.atlantapublicschools.us.


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