Blog: Bike Party 12.12.09

As I wade through a weekend of 128 photos, how about some of this year’s Bike Party? To the 10 children that Aim Right is able to invite each year, it’s simply a Christmas party. However, to our staff, it’s known as the Bike Party, because we know that each child who attends will go home with a brand-new bicycle, courtesy of Phoenix philanthropists!

There are always a few celebrity figures at the Bike Party. The emcee was Brad Cesmat, sports reporter for Channel 3.


Melissa Peterman (a.k.a. Barbara Jean on the show “Reba”) was there to give hugs, take pictures, and say a few words.

This policeman and his sidekick gave a traffic safety lesson.

Local businessman and philanthropist Jimmy Walker is the mastermind behind this party for underprivileged children throughout Phoenix.
The Phoenix Suns gorilla came to make the little girls squeal and entertain the crowd with his antics.


There’s always a variety of health food at the party….cotton candy, popcorn, sno-cones, hot dogs, chips, and soda (all organic, of course).
There are rides and games.

Oh, I forgot about Mickey! Another celebrity!

A highlight of the party is playing in the SNOW pile — yes, that white, cold stuff that isn’t native to Phoenix.

Finally….the take-home surprise!


Each child’s family also received a food box and turkey, courtesy of St. Mary’s Food Bank. What a blessing!

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