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BMX Bike Pro Wheeling Out Gifts

Saturday, December 17, 2011, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Ron Cochran Public Safety Building
2601 W. Broward Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312

It’s that time of year again and the Broward Sheriff’s Office is gearing up for its joyous and very popular “Toys for Tots and Teens” giveaway.

Thousands are expected to show up at the Ron Cochran Public Safety Building in Ft. Lauderdale this Saturday morning for the 19th annual invitation only event. Each year, BSO hands out thousands of toys to some of the county’s most underprivileged kids.

Sheriff Al Lamberti, Santa Claus and special guest Michael Spinner will be on hand to greet every child who shows up. Michael Spinner is a BMX bike pro whose bicycles are sold at major stores such as Walmart. A few Spinner bikes will be among the 75 brand new bicycles that will be given to some very lucky youngsters during the event.

A video of Michael Spinner performing on his bike is linked here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDLG8VFagvw

BSO school resource deputies and school board staff select the children who most need and deserve a helping hand around the holidays. Those children are then invited to meet Santa, get a hug and a toy, and enjoy some of the festivities of the season.

BSO’s “Toys for Tots and Teens” giveaway is a success year after year thanks to the generous sponsors, which include the Florida Marlins, Crime Stoppers of Broward County, Sam’s Clubs, Walmart, Knox Pools, David Armchair of Wings of Gold, the Majic Children’s Fund, the Latin Chamber of Commerce and Festival Flea Market.

This report by:

Jim Leljedal / PIO
12/16/11 1230

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