Young professionals cycle to benefit 28,000 Kids

May 5, 2012

LA’s BEST Friends, a group of dynamic young professionals who volunteer, fundraise and advocate on behalf of the LA’s BEST After School Enrichment Program, are getting back in gear for their third annual indoor cycling fundraiser to benefit the kids of LA’s BEST. With this event, which has grown steadily each year, LA’s BEST Friends hope to raise $75,000 to benefit the 28,000 elementary school kids who receive free after school academics, enrichment, and recreation every day in LA’s BEST. After raising $50,000 through last year’s event, participants are pumped to continue raising money through their online personal fundraising pages. The indoor cycling event takes place this Saturday at the newest David Barton Gym (signage still reflects Bodies in Motion) opening in West LA, with more than 100 participants expected to show up to support the cause of after school.

WHO:                  

More than 100 young professionals and other LA’s BEST supporters

WHEN:

Saturday, May 5, 2012

12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Cycling from 1-2:50 p.m. with awards ceremony to follow)

WHERE:

David Barton Gym (Signage still reflects Bodies In Motion)

12100 W. Olympic Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90064

VISUAL: Young professionals cycling on indoor spin bikes in team-spirited gear and participating in fitness activities.

About LA's BEST

LA's BEST - Better Educated Students for Tomorrow - is a nationally recognized after school education, enrichment and recreation program serving more than 28,000 children with the greatest needs and fewest resources throughout the City of Los Angeles. LA's BEST After School Enrichment Program provides a safe haven for children ages 5 to 12 at 186 elementary school sites each day during the critical hours after school — at no cost to parents. Established in 1988, LA's BEST is a partnership including the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Unified School District and the private sector. LA’s BEST is part of Beyond the Bell, whose mission is to ensure that all children and youth in LAUSD have access to high quality, safe and supervised academic, enrichment, and recreation programs that inspire learning and achievement beyond the regular school day. For more information, please visit www.lasbest.org.

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