Big mistake! It just shows how politicians can fall for propaganda.
TFK only promotes and greenwashes mountain biking.
Trips for Kids Named 2009 Non-Profit Organization of the Year
By the California Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
The California Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
selected Trips for Kids (TFK) as its 2009 Non-Profit Organization of
the Year from more than 700 nominees. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
and Anthem Blue Cross Foundation presented the award to TFK with a
gold medal on September 16, 2009 at the Fourth Annual Spotlight Awards
ceremony in Sacramento, Calif.
As part of the award, Trips for Kids will receive a Spolight Award
$10,000 donation at a special ceremony in San Rafael, Calif., on Nov.
"Trips for Kids is overjoyed to be the recipient of this prestigious
award," said Marilyn Price, founding director of TFK. "Recognition
from the Spotlight Awards will significantly boost our visibility and
encourage more people to sign up as Trips for Kids chapters. The prize
will really help us give underserved youth an opportunity to be active
through our mountain bikes rides."
The California Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports is a
non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting physical
activity for all Californians with an emphasis on children and youth.
Anthem Blue Cross Foundation has granted more than $1.75 million to
the Council over the last five years.
"I congratulate all of this year's Gold Medal winners," Governor
Council Chairman Jake Steinfeld, founder of Major League Lacrosse and
Exercise TV said, "We're proud to shine a spotlight on each of our
awardees because they are each doing something amazing to help
Trips for Kids is a 21-year-old national non-profit based in San
Rafael, Calif., with programs that give underserved youth a chance to
experience the joy and challenge of mountain biking, while learning
valuable life skills and an appreciation for the outdoors. There are
currently 66 Trips for Kids chapters in the United Stated, Canada and
About Trips for Kids - Trips for Kids ( is a nonprofit 501(c)3
organization based in Marin County, California. With 60-plus chapters
operating in the United States, Canada and Israel, Trips for Kids
opens the world of cycling to at-risk youth through mountain bike
rides and Earn-A-Bike programs. Trips for Kids started in 1988 as a
grass roots effort by avid mountain biker, environmentalist and
Mountain Bike Hall of Fame inductee Marilyn Price to provide inner-
city youth a way to enjoy the outdoors and gain much-needed life
Fueled by success in the San Francisco Bay Area, the national
organization was launched in 1999 with the expanded mission to open as
many chapters as possible in order to provide kids with lessons in
personal responsibility, achievement and environmental awareness
through the development of practical skills and the simple act of
having fun through mountain biking. www.tripsforkids.org