HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A Hattiesburg sporting goods store is supporting a Hub City elementary school by giving free bicycles to high-achieving students.
Friday afternoon, Academy Sports and Outdoors donated 30 bikes to selected students at Rowan Elementary School.
The recipients from each grade were chosen based on academics, behavior and good citizenship.
"It feels so exciting," said student Kwuamaee Hersey. "I had a bike, but my wheel got busted down and this feels so exciting to win another one," he said.
"It was just great being here and the staff was so welcoming...it was great," said Louis Tenney, store director for the Hattiesburg Academy Sports and Outdoors.
15 boys and 15 girls received the bikes.