Wheel Fun Rentals, the number one recreational rental company in the country, announced it is renewing a partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters for a program called “Biking & Boating Buddies.” For the eleventh consecutive year, “Biking & Boating Buddies” provides free rentals to underprivileged children and their mentors around the nation. To date, $1,280,000 in free rentals have been distributed to Bigs and Littles at over 20 BBBS chapters around the nation.
Wheel Fun Rentals launched the “Biking & Boating Buddies” program in 2006, offering free rentals to Bigs and Littles any time matches are together. Each year, more than 32,000 individuals directly benefit from the Biking & Boating Buddies program. Over 16,000 underprivileged youth and their mentors have the opportunity to rent products that range from a fleet of unique bikes, including multi-passenger Surrey cycles and a plethora of other specialty bikes, to a variety of water rentals including kayaks, canoes, and more. The program is valid at more than 60 locations nationwide and supports over 20 Big Brother Big Sister chapters.
“At Wheel Fun Rentals we like to see children moving, biking, paddling, laughing, and enjoying the great outdoors,” said Sheena Walenta, Marketing Director at Wheel Fun Rentals. “We chose to partner with BBBS because they target children who would benefit the most from mentorship and wholesome quality activities. Physical activity builds confidence and resiliency, releases endorphins, is good for the body, nurtures the soul, and is above all – FUN! We believe every child deserves a bright future, and that starts with wholesome extracurricular activities and good role models.”
“I’d like to thank Wheel Fun Rentals for extending this very generous donation to BBBS,” said Mike, a Big Volunteer at Big Brothers Big Sisters San Diego Chapter. “Much of today’s youth spend their time inside, off their feet, completely reliant on electronics for entertainment; so it’s great to have a fun outdoor activity readily available.”
Throughout the country, Wheel Fun Rentals supports tens of thousands of individuals involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters.
If you’d like to become a volunteer or support BBBS programs, please visit www.bbbs.org. To find out more about the Biking Buddies program visit http://wheelfunrentals.com/big-brothers-big-sisters/
Founded in 1987, Wheel Fun Rentals started with four wheel Surrey cycles, evolved into specialty bike rentals and bike tours, and now offers recreational rentals of all kinds from more than 100 outlets in 16 states.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America – The oldest, largest and most effective youth mentoring organization in the United States. The leader in one-to-one youth service for more than a century, they develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting impact on the lives of young people. For more information, please visit www.bbbs.org.