Wish for Wheels & PDC Energy donate bicycles

Wish for Wheels & PDC Energy donate bicycles
Posted on 05/11/2023
As the school year draws to a close and summer approaches, Wish for Wheels and PDC Energy have come together to make sure that Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD second graders can "ride into summer" in style. The organizations have teamed up to donate brand-new bicycles to all second graders in the district, giving them a fun and healthy way to stay active this summer.

"We are thrilled to partner with PDC Energy to provide these bikes to our 2nd graders," said Superintendent Brent Jaco. "This generous donation will not only encourage physical activity but also promote a love for the outdoors and help our students build confidence and independence. We are grateful to Wish for Wheels and PDC Energy for their commitment to our community."

The bicycles were distributed to the second graders during a special event held at Austin Elementary on May 11. The event was full of excitement and energy as the students eagerly received their new bikes.

“PDC Energy is proud to expand its long-time partnership with Wish for Wheels beyond Colorado and into Texas,” said Katie Tate, Social Impact and Community Investment Manager, PDC Energy. “Austin Elementary is a critical beacon within the Pecos community and we look forward to driving the school’s mission of inspiration and empowerment through our upcoming build of 200 bikes in partnership with the community.”

To date, Wish for Wheels has donated over 25,000 bikes to students in need across the country. The organization partners with local businesses and community organizations to provide bikes and helmets to kids in low-income communities. Bikes for the event were even purchased from the local Pecos Walmart.

"Wish for Wheels is looking forward to continuing our partnership with PDC Energy in Pecos, TX,” said Wish for Wheels. “We are grateful to be welcomed into the Pecos Community, the Pecos- Barstow-Toyah School District, and Austin Elementary. We are excited for 200 2nd graders to receive a new bike and helmet right before summer break so they can explore their community all summer long."

About Wish for Wheels
Wish for Wheels is a Denver-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that exists to empower 2nd graders in Title 1 schools with a new bike and helmet. The gift of a new bike and helmet serves as the vehicle
to improve the well-being of children, families and communities. Wish for Wheels partners with companies to facilitate the gift of the bike and helmet through a unique team building opportunity that engages their employees and connects them with children in their communities.

About PDC Energy
PDC Energy is a leading oil and natural gas exploration and production company, committed to responsible development and production. PDC Energy is dedicated to making a positive impact in the communities where it operates.
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