MBDC Press Release


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Becky S Wilson, WDS Marketing & Public Relations

Phone (913) 362 4541


Bike Safety Rodeo Registration Form Available for May 10 Event Held During
Spirit of Mission Days

Mission, KS: (April 10, 2008): Registration forms are now available for all students in the Northeast Johnson County area who would like to take part in the “Headstrong for Jake Bike Safety Rodeo,” scheduled for Saturday, May 10, 2008, 10:30 am-1:00 pm, at the Sylvester Powell Jr. Community Center, 6299 Martway St, in Mission, according to Suzi Gibbs, Chairperson of the Mission Business Development Committee. The bike safety rodeo is a new event at the 2008 “Spirit of Mission Days” which will have family-focused activities and entertainment both Friday evening, May 9, and Saturday, May 10, 2008.

Bike Safety Rodeo activities will include teaching riding skills and bike tune-ups. Helmets will be provided if needed. Children will need to provide their own bikes and will be required to wear helmets. Parents or guardians are asked to sign a Bike Rodeo Permission Slip prior to the event. Forms are available by calling (913) 722-8200, or are on the web at www.mbdcks.org.

The “Headstrong for Jake Bike Safety Rodeo” is presented by The Jake Clough Headstrong Foundation and sponsored by the City of Mission and the Trek Bicycle Store of Kansas City. The Jake Clough Headstrong Foundation (www.headstrongforjake.org) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that develops programs promoting bicycle safety, the importance of wearing a properly fitted helmet, and programs to benefit people who have been affected by brain injury.

The Mission Business Development Committee (MBDC) was established in August 2003, by the City of Mission, Kansas to assist in the revitalization and redevelopment of the Mission business district. Responsibilities of the committee include development and administration of investment and revitalization programs for this area. For more information contact Christy Humerickhouse, Recreation Director-City of Mission, (913) 722-8210, or Suzie Gibbs, MBDC Chair, (913) 671-8564.

For more information, contact Suzie Gibbs at (913) 671-8564, or visit our website at http://www.mbdcks.org.