Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles announced that she is donating a portion of her $15,000 MVP bonus to a local charity called Cycles for Change, which gives girls access to bikes. The organization supports low-income youth and youth of color by providing them with the opportunity to live healthy lifestyles and ride bikes.
Fowles’ donation will provide the girls with new bikes, locks and helmets. The donation will also provide programs to teach the girls bike safety and maintenance, as well as the chance to take a group ride with Fowles.
“I definitely love kids and it’s hard to keep them entertained,” Fowles said in a interview with the AP. “It’s more important than ever for people to use their platform for good and I have always wanted to find a way to share my love of cycling with others. Really, I wanted to say thank you.”
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