Compton Students Receive Free Bikes from LA Chargers

Around 150 to 160 students at Augusta A. Mayo Elementary School in Compton received brand new bikes from the LA Chargers just before the holidays. 

The event was sponsored by the Bikes for Kids Foundation. This is the 18th year that the team has participated through its Chargers Impact Fund. The students were asked to compose essays on what they want to be when they grow up. 

The program is especially meaningful to LA Chargers wide receiver DeAndre Carter. He worked as a substitute teacher at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School in Hayward before becoming a professional football player. 

“I wouldn't trade that experience for the world,” Carter told ESPN.

Undoubtedly, the kids who received free bikes would say the same.