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SGMC and Kohl’s to Host Bike Smart

Posted on: April 13th, 2015

Valdosta, GA – SGMC, Kohl’s Department Store, the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department and Safe Kids Lowndes County will be hosting Bike Smart- a bike safety and bike rodeo program on Saturday, April 25 from 9am to 11am in SGMC’s Surgery Center parking lot. This event is for children ages 5-12. Children will receive hands-on instruction in bike safety and learn how to wear a bike helmet properly. Education will also be provided on bike laws and street safety. Children that participate should bring their bike to the event. They will receive a fitted bike helmet, water bottle, t-shirt, and a chance to win a bike. Registration is required and can be completed by calling 229.333.1071. Sponsored by Kohl’s department stores nationwide, the Kohl’s Cares program affords shoppers in each of its stores the opportunity to purchase lovable, huggable plush toys and books for $5 each. The profit from these sales goes to benefit local hospital partners like South Georgia Medical Center. Funding for Bike Smart comes from the sale of those items.  “We are excited to partner with Kohl’s, the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department and Safe Kids Lowndes County to host this fun and educational event for the children in our community,” said Elizabeth Vickers, SGMC’s Foundation Director. Based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a family-focused, value-oriented specialty department store offering moderately priced, exclusive and national brand apparel, shoes, accessories, beauty and home products in an exciting shopping environment. A company committed to the communities it serves, Kohl’s operates 834 stores in 46 states and has raised more than $85 million for children’s initiatives nationwide through its Kohl’s Cares for Kids® philanthropic program.  For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit