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More than 250 bicycles were given to children in McKenzie, Huntingdon, West Carroll, Bradford and other schools in the southwest portion of Tennessee totaling 11 schools, thanks to the …
More than 250 bicycles were given to children in McKenzie, Huntingdon, West Carroll, Bradford and other schools in the southwest portion of Tennessee totaling 11 schools, thanks to the generous response to the Brad Deming Memorial Bicycle Fund.
The principals of the Brad Deming Memorial Bicycle Fund announce that donations and funding have increased sizably from last year and the number of bicycles gifted to children increased this year to more than 100.
For several years, the charity has raised funds by auctioning guided hunting and fishing opportunities in West Tennessee to outdoorsmen across the region. Landowners have generously donated the use of their land across the southeast to hunt or fish at desirable locations. All proceeds from these auctions are used to purchase bicycles to give to children in need at Christmas. Due to a financial or a family situation, a donated bicycle may be the only gift these children receive for Christmas. In addition to those who donate the use of their land, other partners donate additional services including meat processing, taxidermy, videography, hunting/fishing outdoor products and new bicycles.
“We are so appreciative of our partners who have joined with us in this project as we will be able to give away a record number of bikes this Christmas.” said Anthony Landreth, a board member of the fund. The charity that began with a donation of fewer than twenty bicycles more than doubled in its second and third years.
Tammy Trevathan of McKenzie is one of the persons who helped raise funds for this project.
Mike Adams, a 1974 graduate of McKenzie High School, now residing in Georgia, is involved in this project.
The Brad Deming Memorial Bicycle Fund, based in Bolivar, Tenn., is a non-profit 501(c)(3) based charity that was started by Brad Deming in the fall of 2015. Brad’s vision for “Hunting to Help” was to provide bicycles to less fortunate children in Hardeman County at Christmas. Following Brad’s death on April 8, 2018, the charity’s name changed to “The Brad Deming Memorial Bicycle Fund” and continues to grow in his memory.
For more information, contact: Mike Adams at 678-469-3057 or Anthony Landreth at 731-609-1639.