Pro BMX Athlete Nigel Sylvester Announces The Nigel Sylvester Foundation
New York City, NY (July 8, 2021) – Professional BMX athlete Nigel Sylvester announced today the establishment of the Nigel Sylvester Foundation, on ABC’s Good Morning America. During the announcement, Sylvester also surprised 10 children from Public School 16 Wakefield with brand new bicycles and helmets.
The Nigel Sylvester Foundation is dedicated to transforming the lives of underserved youth, uniting diverse communities and other charitable causes. The foundation will support initiatives including building after-school programs, bike donations and fundraising community bike rides.
“I’m ecstatic to establish this foundation to share with kids the freedom and confidence that comes with a bicycle,” said Sylvester. “My parents raised me with a deep sense of compassion for people in need, especially youth, and to give back to the communities that raised me. I’m excited to bring this foundation and its mission to life.”
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.