Law Firm Donates Bikes For Summer Camps

The Tax lawyers of Marini and Associates, P.A. pledged three new children’s bicycles to the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade’s Neill L. Miller Fund to teach bicycle safety to children at Miami-Dade Parks’ summer camps.  The bicycles will be presented by Ronald Marini, president of Marini & Associates, P.A. to Dick Anderson, president of the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade and Renae Nottage, superintendent for recreation for Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, on Thursday, July 11, at 1:30 p.m. at Continental Park, 10000 SW 82 Avenue, in Miami, during the camp’s UM BikeSafe® Program.

Over 150 children will be in attendance.  The event will also feature Valerie Neilson, BikeSafe Program Manager from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine BikeSafe Program/KiDZ Neuroscience Center at the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, providing the children with BikeSafe educational materials and giveaways.

In May 2012, the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade’s Neill L. Miller Fund donated $7,000 to the UM BikeSafe Program to implement and expand their BikeSafe educational program specifically designed for Miami-Dade park programs.  UM BikeSafe certified instructors then trained Miami-Dade Parks’ camp counselors to teach the expanded curriculum to the campers, and information is also sent home to parents.  Miami-Dade Parks’ UM BikeSafe® Program is a three-hour camp educational curriculum comprising of both an on-bicycle and off-bicycle curriculum on the essential components of bicycle safety – from proper helmet use to riding predictably and being seen.

The new bikes will be added to the inventory of bikes that travel from park site to park site throughout the summer for each camp’s UM BikeSafe Program.  Other UM BikeSafe Program dates and locations at Miami-Dade Parks’ summer camps include:

North Trail Park:                                 June 18, 10 a.m. – noon

Deerwood Park:                                  June 27, 10 a.m. – noon

Goulds Park:                                       June 28, 1;30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Westwind Lakes Park:                        July 5, 10 a.m. – noon

Continental Park:                              July 11, 1:30 p.m.– 3:30 p.m.

Raices Hispanic Cultural Arts:            August 12, 10 a.m. – noon

West Perrine Park:                             August 17, 10 a.m. – noon

Highland Oaks Park:                          Date & Time TBD

Arcola  Park                                        Date & Time TBD

NFL Youth Education Town (YET):    Date & Time TBD

Tropical Estates Park:                        Date & Time TBD

Cinco de Mayo Park:                          Date & Time TBD

“I’d like to thank the tax lawyers of Marini & Associates, P.A. for their generous contribution to the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade and the Neill L. Miller Fund. Thanks to their donation, hundreds of children enrolled in Miami-Dade Parks’ summer camps will have the opportunity to learn the fundamental rules and safety practices for riding a bicycle – information they will carry with them through to adulthood,” said Dick Anderson, president of The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade.

“For over 30 years, it has been our privilege to successfully represent clients with tax problems and now we are happy to have this opportunity to reach out and help the kids in our community learn bicycle safety,” said Ronald Marini, president of Marini & Associates, P.A.

“On behalf of the University of Miami BikeSafe Program, I would also like to thank the tax lawyers of Marini & Associates for their contribution to help further bike safety education for the children of Miami Dade County, said Valerie Neilson, BikeSafe Program Manager. The University Miami BikeSafe Program created a bike safety curriculum for children so they can learn bike safety skills and prevent injuries from occurring. I thank Miami-Dade Parks staff for continuing to work with our program and implementing the BikeSafe curriculum in your park spring and summer camps. Together with all our efforts, we can lower the number of bicyclist-hit-by-car incidents in children of Miami-Dade County.”

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