08 Dec Media Advisory: TOMORROW: 1,000 Local Students Surprised with New Bikes for Christmas- Wesson’s Wheels set to become largest youth bike giveaway in Los Angeles history
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December 8, 2017 Caolinn Mejza
Media Advisory: TOMORROW: 1,000 Local Students Surprised with New Bikes for Christmas- Wesson’s Wheels set to become largest youth bike giveaway in Los Angeles history
LOS ANGELES- Los Angeles City Council President Herb J. Wesson, Jr. will present students from across South Los Angeles with full-sized bicycles to celebrate the holiday season. Guided by the principle that a bike can open up a young person’s world, Wesson has worked directly with over 30 local schools and community and non-profit organizations to identify deserving students. In addition to full-sized bicycles, recipients will also receive a complimentary helmet and bike lock.
Wesson’s Wheels aims to spread cheer this holiday season and remind youth about the importance of incorporating physical activity in their daily routines.
WHEN: Saturday, December 9, 2017
WHERE: 1819 South Western Avenue
WHO: Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson*
Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson*, 8th Council District
Councilman Curren Price*, 9th Council District
Councilman Joe Buscaino*, 15th Council District
*All members represent portions of South Los Angeles
Herb J. Wesson, Jr. has served as the President of the Los Angeles City Council since November 2011 and has represented Council District 10 since 2005. Wesson is the first African-American to hold the position of Council President in the city’s history and has been re-elected three times to lead the city’s legislative body. According to a report by the L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce, under Wesson’s leadership Council District 10 has the second highest private employment growth rate in the city, is setting the trend for mixed-use developments citywide and boasts an increase in local business activity. Council President Wesson has been happily married for more than 35 years and is the proud father of four sons and a grandfather to three grandchildren.