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Robbie’s Riders, Grampy’s Charities and Sanibel Captiva Community Bank present six custom-made, adaptive tricycles to local children with special needs

By Staff | Jan 23, 2023

PHOTO PROVIDED The riders with their new bikes.

With support from Robbie’s Riders, Grampy’s Charities and Sanibel Captiva Community Bank presented six adaptive bicycles, each worth $3,000 to $5,000, to Southwest Florida children at the bank’s Bridge Branch, located at 9311 College Parkway, Fort Myers.

All the recipients were referred from Golisano Children’s Hospital, GiGi’s Playhouse and various therapy centers in Naples and are between the ages of six and 11 years old.

When riding these bicycles, the children benefit from general strengthening, new proprioceptive sensory input, and improved reciprocal coordination of the legs. They can now participate in activities with their families and peers and enjoy the normal childhood experience of riding a bike.

Robbie’s Riders provides special adaptive bicycles and tricycles to children with disabilities, according to their individual capacities and needs. The charity works to donate special needs cycles as quickly as they can raise funds to purchase them.

Grampy’s Charities raises funds and support for children’s organizations by partnering with comfort and research-based charities to make a difference in the lives of kids who need it most. An all-volunteer organization with no paid staff, they have donated more than $3 million to children’s charities over more than 25 years. For more information, visit www.grampyscharities.org.

Founded in 2003, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank has six open locations throughout Lee County. Bank’s team members provide customized individual and business banking services and specialize in residential and commercial lending. The bank offers free personal and business checking, deposit accounts with competitive interest rates, instant issue debit cards and a full array of digital banking products and services, including mobile banking apps. To learn more, visit www.SanCapBank.com.