BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Students of a Baton Rouge private school raised over $2,000 in a recent fundraiser to give a local special needs child a bike made uniquely for their specific needs.
The school participated in several fundraisers including a free dress incentive and social media campaign. The Community Cougars, a 7th and 8th grade service organization ran the fundraising campaign.
The McLinodn Family Foundation worked with a physical therapist at Our Lady of the Lake to secure an adaptive bike for Ainsley Hale.
Ainsley is a fifth-grader at Central Intermediate School with special needs.
Andrew McLindon of the McLinodn Family Foundation presented the bike to Ainsley and her family during an assembly at St. Jude School on Friday.
Many of the students who donated joined together and created a tunnel for Ainsley to ride her brand new bike through.
After the assembly, Ainsley told us why she is so excited to have her own bike.
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