Direct donations from golfers and directors of the Prinicipal Charity Classic golf tournament last month helped to buy customized bicycles for children with severe physical limitations.
It’s the second year that the Principal golf event has been the venue for raising money for the bikes, which can cost between $1,500 and $6,000, said Mary O’Keefe, chief marketing officer for Principal Financial Group.
“For families already facing large medical bills and increased care, a bike is often out of reach. We’ve given some 20 bikes to these inspiring children and families,” she said.
The bicycles were distributed with the help of Blank Children’s Hospital, Bravo Greater Des Moines, the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, United Way of Central Iowa and Variety -The Children’s Charity.