The Spokesgroup News

24 Hours of Booty

Team Spokes Group, sponsored by none other than The Spokes Group, participated in the 24 Hours of Booty event in Charlotte, and despite the 100 degree temps, rode over 1000 miles as a team in 24 hours to raise money for Cancer research! It was an amazing...

Right Moves for Youth at Northridge Middle

Officer Chris Walters presents Hector of Northridge Middle School a bike for being the most improved student in the Right Moves for Youth Club.  The Spokes Group supported RMFY with 100 bikes and helmets this year to be used as incentives for club...

DON ‘TRAVIUS AWARDED BIKE

Chantay Roland who serves as our club leader there says, “He is very respectful to all teachers and peers. Don'Travius has made steady academic progress this school year. We're proud of the gains he's...

SpokesGroup Luncheon

3 employees of The Vanguard Group, Susan McCutchan Shepherd, Thomas Schupack, and Scott Marker join Larry Goodgame and Will Beard of The Spokes Group at the annual “Free Lunch.”  The lunch is held each year so that guests can see what 1800 new bikes look like before...

Right Moves for Youth

Thomas Gooding is a 6-foot-5 senior at Garinger, playing high school football for the first time after turning his life and grades around. He's buoyed by the chance to go to college via football. Photo by YALONDA M. JAMES –yjames@charlotteobserver.com Last winter,...

Alex Martinez Awarded for ‘Job Well Done’

Charlotte police officer, Dwight Stone presents Alex Martinez of Quail Hollow Middle School and member of the Right Moves for Youth club a bike for having an outstanding year.  Program director, Otis Stroud, looks on.  The Spokes Group supports the Right Moves for...

THE GIVING JUST GETS BETTER AND BETTER

Susan Wollin works for the Providence Day after school program.  She has gotten the kids interested in supporting us.  Eight of the youngsters in the program came over to The Christmas Bureau Monday and worked for an hour.  One of the little girls presenting us with...

Ribbon Cutting with Salvation Army

Major Todd Smith, Will Beard (The Spokes Group), Beverly Hinson (DSS),  Roddy Kerr, Chair of TSA board (Belk Stores), Charlotte Mayor Pat McCory, David LLoveras (Circle K), Jennifer Murdoch (Circle K), and Chuck Griffith, Chair of Christmas Bureau board (Charlotte...

They Walk So Others Can Ride…

These young men and women from Charlotte participated in a charity walk and selected The Spokes Group to receive $945. That makes for 14 more happy homes on Christmas morning. The boys (and some girls) ask family and friends to sponsor them with a certain amount of...

SELFLESS GIVING IS AN INSPIRATION TO GROUP OF AREA TEENS

  When Kathryn Knight had her 16th birthday party, in lieu of presents, she asked for Bike Fund donations.  Kathryn wanted to do something in memory of her grandfather, Howard Knight, who passed away last year. The guests donated funds to purchase 4 bikes honor the...

ETRADE PROVIDES 133 BIKES

The Spokesgroup presented the management team at Etrade in Charlotte a "canceled check" for $8500 in honor of their support. With this corporate gift and their traditional Christmas chili cookoff, the local ETRADE office donated funds for 133 bike. The bikes were...

SPOKESGROUP PARTNERS WITH “RIGHT MOVES FOR YOUTH”

"We are pleased to be able to reward one student in each RMFY elementary school club with a new bicycle. Volunteer club leaders choose the recipients of the bike, (with a demonstrated need for a bicycle) who has shown the most outstanding improvement in school...

Spinning the Wheel for a Bike

Spokesgroup volunteer Cindy Rice of Davidson, NC cheers on a mom who has just spun the wheel in hopes of winning a new...

Christmas Bureau Ribbon Cutting

Andy Beard of the Spokesgroup joins Major Todd Smith, Mayor Pat McCrory, Polly Needham of DSS and John Roberts from the Charlotte...

The Spokesgroup Recieves Generous Gift from Benefit Auction

  Jay Land and Mason Zimmerman of Pope and Land present a check to Will Beard for the Spokesgroup for $6000. The donations came from proceeds from an auction of items at the Charlotte Coliseum, which is slated to be demolished next year to make way for City Park, a...

Bikes Povided to Boys and Girls Club

BIKES AWARDED FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE Approximately 42 inner-city middle school students will now have a much easier ride when biking around their neighborhoods, thanks to a donation by the Spokes Group of new bikes. The club members briefly tested their new rides at...

Team Work Raises Funds For Bikes

Both the HR and Legal departments at Wachovia Bank used bike assembly and bike racing as team building outings.  Twice they donated 25 bikes to the Salvation Army...