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35 kids in Youngstown rewarded with bicycles for hard work

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Dozens of kids rode away from the Boys and Girls Club of Youngstown Wednesday night on a new set of wheels.

The bikes were awarded to 35 hardworking children as a reward for improving their grades last year and attending three study sessions a week.

VEC, Inc. of Girard donated the bikes after the company's CEO learned how some of the kids need them.

"I told him that many of our kids walk to the club and he called me up and said he and his wife would like to provide bikes to help some of those kids walking to the club each day," said Ruthie King, Executive Director, Boys and Girls Club of Youngstown.

King added there are plenty of volunteer opportunities for education and activities at the Boys and Girls Club if anyone is interested in donating their time.

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