New Bern children impacted by Florence receive free bicycles for the holidays

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NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) – Some children at Trent Park Elementary in New Bern are getting an early Christmas gift.

Earlier today, Academy Sports and New Bern Police donated 30 bikes and helmets to students in need for the holidays.

Police demonstrated to students how to put on a helmet properly and went over bike safety.

Many families at the school are still feeling the impact of Hurricane Florence.

The students who received a bike were caught by surprise.

“Are you serious right now,” fifth grade student Kamarie Wilson asked. “Are you serious? I get to tell my mom, my dad, and I got my own bike, my new one, it’s like im living the dream!”

This is the 17th year Academy Sports+Outdoors teamed with Partners such as NBPD to give back to the community.

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