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Groups Raise Money To Deliver 60 Bikes To Children

DENVER (CBS4) - Volunteers helped build 60 brand new bicycles for kindergartners at Denver's Swansea Elementary School.

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Children get new bicycles at Swansea Elementary School. (credit: CBS)

The groups League of Brothers and Wish for Wheels raised nearly $7,000 to make it all happen.

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Many of the students come from low-income families. Officials say something as simple as a bike can make a big difference in their lives.

"Me personally, when I first learned... it's a scary thing getting on a bike for the first time. It's something to overcome. It's a confidence thing. I also think it's a taste of freedom for the first time for these kids," said Jeff Hueling, a representative with the League of Brothers.

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The students also got helmets, safety tips and a lesson on how to ride.

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