Huntington Station, NY - December 10, 2015 - For the second year, the Maplewood Intermediate School and The D’Brickashaw Ferguson Foundation are partnering to deliver a holiday surprise.
Twenty low income students from Maplewood Intermediate School in Huntington, Long Island will be selected to participate in a Build-A Bike workshop on Saturday, December 12. The students think they are building the bikes for children less fortunate. What the children don’t know is that they will actually get to keep the new bicycles that they build.
The surprise announcement will be made after the children finish building and the bikes are inspected for safety. The kids also will receive a free helmet and bike safety tips.
The mission of The D’Brickashaw Ferguson Foundation Build-A-Bike program is to empower youngsters from low income communities with a level of social skills that will enable them to positively interact with peers and adults. The Build-A-Bike project will serve as a stimulus to generate this empowerment as the children will build bikes with mentoring adults.
D’Brickashaw Ferguson said, “A new bicycle is on almost every child’s wish list. Unfortunately, every parent can’t afford to buy their child a new bike. Each December, we are happy to be able to make a few wishes become reality by helping children ages 9-12 build brand new bicycles with help from adult volunteers.”
While the Build-a-Bike Workshop is a lesson for the children in teamwork and working in a positive manner with caring adults, it is also an opportunity for adults to give of their time at a very busy time of year.
Ed Ferguson, Chairman of the Board and Rhunette Ferguson, Executive Director of The D’Brickashaw Foundation are scheduled to attend.
When: Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 9:30 AM - 12:00 Noon
Where: Maplewood Intermediate School. 19 School Lane, Huntington Station, NY 11746 (631) 812-3400
Background on The D’Brickashaw Ferguson Foundation
D’Brickashaw Montgomery Ferguson is a left tackle for the New York Jets. He played college football for the University of Virginia and received All-American honors. D’Brickashaw loves to give back to his community. In 2007, he founded the D’Brickashaw Ferguson Foundation, an organization devoted to offering scholarships to deserving students and the granting of assistance to food banks, clothing ministries and repairs to existing churches. D’Brickashaw is the face of the New York Jets’ new campaign “Eat Right, Move More”. He goes from school to school advising children on the necessity of healthy eating habits and being more active. D’Brickashaw has also given his time to assist with events such as the Special Olympics, the Lupus Walk, and Autism and Muscular Dystrophy charities. Furthermore, he lends a hand to children who wish to follow in his footsteps and has assisted with football camps. For more information on the Foundation, go to: www.dbrickashawfergusonfoundation.org