BCCC Preschoolers Wheel-a-Thon
Emphasize Safety Awareness in riding & Raise funds for Sheridan’s Story
Our annual Wheel-a-Thon will be held on Wednesday May 15 from 10:30 – 11:45. We encourage everyone to participate even if you do not usually attend on Wednesdays. On May 15th, every child needs to bring a riding toy (trike, scooter, balance bike, bike…) that they can safely ride and a helmet to BCCC. Parents/Guardians are welcome to come, watch, and cheer their riders on during the Wheel-a-Thon. If your child does not normally attend on Wednesdays, you are welcome to bring your child (adult must stay) at 10:30 along with their helmet and item to ride.
In the past we’ve rode our wheels to Cooper Park and held the even in the parking lot, however, the parking lot is not in very good condition so we’re working on an alternative plan to be outside. If that fails, we’ll be inside and will ride around the lower level of our center- one class at a time (we’ve done this previously and it is a lot of fun as well). While we work on the details- just know that we’ll be starting at 10:30 and will give you more information as it is available.
What will happen and why? We at BCCC support the philosophy of getting outside to play and strive to reinforce the ideas of how to be safe while doing so. Our teachers will use time prior to our event to talk about riding safety. Officer Mike, a.k.a. “Bike Cop”, will be coming on Tuesday, May 7th at 9:30 to talk about bike and community safety. He will talk about things like calling 911, stranger awareness, what to do with sharp objects if they find them, and other safety topics. If your child doesn’t attend on Tuesday you are welcome to join us to hear from our special guests in Fellowship Hall at 9:30 to learn with us, these visits typically last about 30 minutes.
BCCC held a silent auction during the spring potluck which raised $1586!! We will combine that money with whatever funds the children raise from the Wheel-a-thon to donate to an outside organization: Sheridan’s Story.
In each family mailbox, you will find a collection form. Children can ask family and friends to sponsor them as they practice safe riding skills here at BCCC. Typically sponsors donate a flat fee to the participant. Teachers will talk to children about only asking people that their parents/family have said is okay to ask.
*After the Wheel-a-Thon we’d like to invite everyone to bring their lunch and join us at for a picnic and some outdoor fun, weather permitting.