Torres Elementary receives bike donation

Christmas presents came early for some students at Torres Elementary.

Academy Sports and Outdoors in Victoria donated 30 bikes to students at the school.

The company which gives out more than five thousand bikes each year to different communities, hopes to bring some holiday joy this season.

Students who showed good behavior and manners were nominated by teachers, then selected randomly by administrators.

“When we got the call that they would be given to our students, I knew our kiddos would be so ecstatic to receive bikes, I know today in fact we had several kids that have never even been on on a bike so to get on and receive a bike is such a blessing,” Torres Elementary Assistant Principal Lisa Seifert said.

Students as young as pre-k through second grade were selected.

This is the first year Academy Sports and Outdoors selected Torres Elementary to receive bikes, and they hope to promote safe outdoor fun.