Area residents with Down syndrome and other disabilities will have the opportunity to learn how to ride conventional two-wheeled bicycles at the iCan Bike Camp next week, supported by a donation of spring water from Zephyrhills Brand 100% Natural Spring Water. The camp begins Sunday and runs until Friday, June 14, at Freedom High School in Orlando.
The camp is sponsored by the Down Syndrome Foundation of Florida for riders who are at least eight years old. Zephyrhills Brand’s donation of 32 cases of bottled water will ensure that campers, staff and volunteers stay properly hydrated while learning the fundamentals of riding conventional bicycles.
“Riders will be out there all week working hard and making great personal progress, and we are honored to help keep them happy and hydrated,” said Jeff Smatsky, factory manager at the Zephyrhills Brand bottling plant. “This program has been producing incredible results for 14 years, and we appreciate the opportunity to partner with such a remarkable organization.”
Originating in the Midwest, the iCan Bike Camp program (formerly known as Lose The Training Wheels) uses specialized instructional bikes, coaching and encouragement to teach individuals with disabilities to ride conventional two-wheeled bicycles without training wheels. By the end of the week, most campers will know how to ride completely independent of any assistance, making them lifelong independent riders. This achievement, in turn, creates a gateway of opportunity, helping them gain assurance and self-reliance in many aspects of their lives.
For more information on the event, visit dsfflorida.org.
Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA)
With 36 years of experience providing refreshment in the bottled water segment, Nestlé Waters North America is the nation’s leading bottled water company. The company produces six regional natural spring water brands in the U.S. including Zephyrhills Brand, distributes three international brands, produces Nestle® Pure Life® nationally distributed purified bottled water, and most recently, ready-to-drink iced teas. The company’s dedication to quality products, employee development, bringing shared value to communities, and its commitment to environmental stewardship, especially in the areas of water use, energy and packaging, has led Nestlé Waters North America to be third largest non-alcoholic beverage company by volume in the U.S.