The San Dieguito Academy High School boys water polo team collected 21 bicycles at its second annual Bike Drive benefiting the Community Resource Center’s Holiday Baskets giveaway.
At their event on Dec. 4, players and coaches from the SDA squad were joined by members of a local cycling club who helped sort, clean and tune-up the donated bikes. The bikes were loaded onto a trailer for transport to the Del Mar Fairgrounds where they will be distributed Dec. 17 at the CRC’s Holiday Basket event.
Through the holidays, approximately 1,000 North County families in need are provided with food, coats, blankets and gifts for children, according to a news release. An average of 600 bikes are requested annually, and recipients are chosen in a lottery. In the past, the largest amount of bikes distributed was just over 500.
On Dec. 11, members of the SDA boys water polo team will volunteer at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, working on the bikes that were collected and helping to sort other items into the Holiday Baskets.
To learn more about the CRC and their Holiday Baskets program, visit crcncc.org/help-north-county-residents-in-need.