Pro BMX Athlete Nigel Sylvester and the Nigel Sylvester Foundation Celebrate National Bike Month in MayPro BMX Athlete Nigel Sylvester and the Nigel Sylvester Foundation Celebrate National Bike Month in May

Pro BMX Athlete Nigel Sylvester and the Nigel Sylvester Foundation Celebrate National Bike Month in May

New York City, NY (May 31, 2022) – Professional BMX athlete Nigel Sylvester and the Nigel Sylvester Foundation hosted several events and initiatives throughout the month of May in celebration of National Bike Month. May represents a key time for the Nigel Sylvester Foundation to further deepen its impact in the community and support its mission of providing bicycles to underserved youth.

Throughout the month, Nigel along with several communities and brand partners hosted numerous events, including Bike-a-Day in May, LIFE Camp, Inc. bike giveaway, and LA Dodgers activation. Thanks to our partners, the Nigel Sylvester Foundation was able to donate 51 bikes and impact over 250 people in May alone.

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to share bicycling with so many kids”, said Sylvester. “A bicycle afforded me so much, so to be able to share that with kids, it’s important. I know these kids will enjoy these bikes. A lot of good times and fun moments will come from them.”

Bike-a-Day in May

On May 2, the Nigel Sylvester Foundation partnered with former New York Yankee, CC Sabathia and his PitCCh In Foundation to surprise 31 kids from various Boys and Girls Club locations throughout the New York City area with brand new bikes. Each child received a bike and had the opportunity to meet Nigel and learn about his Foundation and why it’s important to stay active and give back.

Community MVP

On May 7, the Nigel Sylvester Foundation partnered with Specialized Bicycles to gift LIFE Camp, Inc. new bikes to incorporate outdoor and health and wellness programming into their programming which provides youth and families that have been impacted by violence the valuable tools needed to stay in school and out of the criminal justice system. LIFE Camp, Inc. founder Erica Forde was honored as the first ever Nigel Sylvester Foundation Community MVP for her dedication, hard work, and advocacy for violence prevention in the community.

L.A. Dodgers Game

On May 15, the Nigel Sylvester Foundation partnered with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Dodgers right fielder, Mookie Betts to surprise deserving kids with an experience of a lifetime. Nigel hosted kids from Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) at the Dodgers game, where the kids were gifted new bikes, enjoyed a meet-and-greet with Mookie Betts, and experienced a Dodgers game at the historic Dodger Stadium.

For more information about the Nigel Sylvester Foundation, please visit us at www.NigelSylvesterFoundation.org, and follow us at @NigelFoundation on Instagram and Twitter.

About Nigel Sylvester

Nigel Sylvester is an African-American professional BMX athlete, entrepreneur, filmmaker, and philanthropist from Queens, New York. Nigel’s career has extended beyond traditional BMX biking through his progressive riding style, innovative content creation and one-of-a-kind artistic expression and style. These distinctive characteristics have catapulted Sylvester to the forefront of the sports world. One of Sylvester’s most successful film projects is his adventure travel film series, ‘GO’, which gives viewers a first-hand point-of-view of his rides through some of the world’s most recognizable cities. Nigel’s unprecedented rise led him to achieve many notable firsts as a BMX athlete and has attracted the attention of audiences around the globe, mainstream press, major global brands, and other best-in-class athletes, creatives and entrepreneurs.

About the Nigel Sylvester Foundation

The Nigel Sylvester Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) national non-profit dedicated to transforming the lives of underserved youth, uniting diverse communities, and other charitable causes. The Foundation was established in 2021 by BMX Professional, Nigel Sylvester. For more information, please visit www.nigelsylvesterfoundation.org.

About the PitCCh In Foundation

The PitCCh In Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to enriching the lives of inner-city youth by raising their self-esteem through educational and athletic activities. The foundation was established in 2008 by former York Yankees pitcher, CC Sabathia and his wife Amber to help the communities that have given them so much. CC and Amber were motivated not only by the idea of giving back but by developing a long-term platform with the foundation to provide young people with the belief in their abilities and to make their dreams a reality.

About the Boys and Girls Clubs

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Queens, Variety, and Madison Square provide fun, safe, and constructive environments for kids and teens in their respective communities during out-of-school hours. These clubs help inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need them the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens by providing quality programming that enhances the educational, emotional, social, and physical development of vulnerable youth.

About LIFE Camp, Inc.

Founded in 2002, LIFE Camp, Inc. (Love Ignites Freedom Through Education) is one of the leading violence prevention and intervention organizations in America Based in South Jamaica Queens, LIFE Camp, Inc. develops young leaders and provides youth and families with positive alternatives to violence, bullying, and other forms of anti-social behavior. The organization provides programs and other holistic approaches to reinforce self-esteem and respect for life among one another and also connect and mobilize youth to prevent and heal from violence in New York City’s most underserved communities.

About Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA)

Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) provides underserved youth with free, exceptional programs in academics, arts and athletics within a nurturing environment, empowering them to develop their potential, pursue their education and strengthen their communities. Focusing on core values of Respect, Responsibility, Support & Positive Communication, HOLA serves over 2,100 youth from ages 6-24 in the Rampart and West Lakes districts in the greater Los Angeles area.

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