Local businessman donates 23 new bikes for winning youth football team

By: Terry Harris | Email: Click Here
Posted: January 4, 2020 | 3:15 p.m.

WAVERLY – Greg Nestor with the Waverly Book and Video Store last week donated 23 bikes – one for each player on the team – for the Green Machine Football team, according to Mayor Angela McPhaul.  Nestor coordinated with head football coach Jason Flowers and the Waverly Police Department, she added, to make sure each football player had the perfect bike to fit their size.

The bikes were delivered to Waverly Town Hall on Monday Dec. 23 at around 10 a.m., McPhaul said, and the next day the athletes showed up in their football jerseys to pick up their bikes.

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” said communications supervisor Pamela Jones, who was instrumental to having the donation made and coordinated. “But for many children and parents, the means just are not there to have their most basic needs met, much less a gift at holiday time.”

“Every day Waverly Communications and Police Department is focused on strengthening communities for kids and families with programs that protect, teach, connect, and encourage,” Jones continued. “But we couldn’t have done it this year without the help of Greg Nester. This year we were able to give 23 bikes – one to each player on The Green Machine football team here in Waverly coached by Jason Flowers. There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing a happy and smiling child.”

“This is part of a concerted effort to reach out to the youth of Waverly,” added McPhaul. “When I was running for election there was a constant discussion about the need for more activities for the children of Waverly. This is just one more example of the Town of Waverly partnering with local businesses to keep the children of Waverly front and center in the town.”

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