By Jamison Hooks
To kick off their upcoming cycling fundraiser, called Roboride 2014, The Morgan County High School Robotics team presented a new bicycle to a member of the Boys and Girls Club.
Fourth-Grader Cailyn Franklin, who will be celebrating her ninth birthday on August 22, was the lucky recipient of the shiny new hot pink bike. Franklin was brought to Morgan County High School (MCHS) on Wednesday, Aug. 13 and surprised with the bike by the MCHS Robotics Team.
“We chose Cailyn to be the recipient of this bike because she always demonstrates good behavior and is a good role model for other kids,” said Brittany Coats, of the Boys and Girls Club. Not only is Franklin a great role model for other children at the Boys and Girls Club, but she is also a Girl Scout.
Robotics Club Mentor Scott Smith helped Franklin secure her helmet and begin practicing her balance on the new bike. “I am happy to have a new bike to play with outside,” said Franklin, who was all smiles.
The MCHS Robotics Team is officially named the First Team 3600 and they will be hosting the Roboride ride in order to raise funds for their program. The ride will be on Saturday, Oct. 11 and will begin at 9 a.m. Participants have the option of a Century ride, which is 100 miles, a Metric Century ride which is 62 miles, or a Half Metric Century, which is 31 Miles. Entry fee for the ride is $40 per rider and interested participants can sign up at Active.com.