De Zavala Elementary first-graders rode away with big smiles after Wish For Wheels provided bikes to each one of them, thanks to a generous donation from Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. In all, 100 bikes and helmets were donated to 88 first-graders; the remaining 12 bikes will be given to students in other grades as part of an attendance contest. Dozens of Anadarko employees built the bikes and joined an event held in the gym to match each student with the perfect bike and to give them tips on getting their new two-wheelers in motion. This is the first time Anadarko has partnered with Wish for Wheels to donate bikes in Midland. On Friday, the Midland Police Department will give students lessons on riding safely.
We’re so thrilled that Anadarko and Wish for Wheels gave such a generous gift to our students, and we can’t thank them enough!