Dalbey Education Institute CEO Donates 100 Bicycles to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver

       By: Dalbey Education Institute
Posted: 2006-12-22 23:06:24
Just in time for the holidays, Dalbey Education Institute CEO Russ Dalbey donated 100 bicycles and helmets to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver. Pictured with the 100 bicycles at the J. Churchill Owen branch are (from left) Steve Hegg, 1984 Olympic cycling gold medalist and team director for the Successful Living Professional Cycling Team; Steve Martinez, director of the Owen branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs; and John Stalick, CFO, the Dalbey Education Institute.

Dalbey was once a member of the U.S. Olympic Development Cycling Team and sponsors the Successful Living Professional Cycling Team. His love for cycling and desire to give back to the community led him to make this donation.

"Receiving the gift of a bike changed the direction of my life when I was young, and I'd like to see every young person get the same opportunity I did. However, many members of our community have difficulty affording a bicycle," Dalbey said. "I'm glad we can now give back to the community and provide 100 members of the Boys & Girls Clubs with new bikes for the holidays," he said.

More than 100 club members attended an assembly on Dec. 18 to hear Hegg speak about his Olympic experience. Two members of the audience won bikes in a raffle that day. The remaining bikes will be distributed to the six metro area Boys & Girls Clubs for their holiday parties. During December each year, members of the clubs earn "Club Bucks" for doing homework, helping out around the club or other activities. They are able to spend their Club Bucks at the holiday parties to purchase gifts for themselves or others. This year, each club will receive several of the donated bicycles for this program.

"Most years we're fortunate to have even one bike at each holiday party. Thanks to Russ and the Dalbey Education Institute, each branch will have several bikes available for the kids. We're sure these will be some of the most popular items up for bid," said Kathy Luna, chief operating officer, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver.

Dalbey and his company give back to communities in several ways. Earlier this year, a donation was made to the Real Medicine Foundation that helped build a school and children's center in tsunami-ravaged Sri Lanka, and 3,250 turkeys were recently donated to the Denver Rescue Mission for their Thanksgiving programs.

About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver

Since 1961, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver has been helping kids stay in school, stay out of trouble, and succeed in life. The organization operates six safe, positive Clubs staffed by full-time professional staff members, where young people can participate in educational activities, leadership clubs, art projects, computer training, sports and more. The organization serves more than 23,000 young people each year.

About The Dalbey Education Institute

The Dalbey Education Institute is a leading provider of educational courses, mentoring and online resources for home-based entrepreneurs. The Dalbey Education Institute maintains its corporate headquarters in Westminster, Colo., just north of Denver, and is the most complete resource for educating and coaching clients on how to be financially successful by connecting buyers and sellers of private notes with no monetary investment of their own. The company boasts more than 400,000 course members in eight countries around the world.
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