IRMO, S.C. (BRAIN) — KindHuman has announced the recipients of its 2014 Take The Lead Cycling Scholarships.
The bicycle and cycling apparel supplier's scholarship program is intended to reward character and kindness over talent and speed.
"Without the scholarship, there is no KindHuman. Plain and simple. KindHuman was founded to support the growth and longevity of cycling and the scholarship is a perfect example of how we're doing just that," said KindHuman co-founder and creative leader, Adam Abramowicz.
Boys and girls from all over the United States and Canada sent in video and written applications for the scholarships.
The first recipient is Keishawn Blackstone, 16, from Los Angeles. Nine months ago he weighed over 250 pounds but with the help of the Major Motion Cycling Club, he has lost 100 pounds and is living a healthier lifestyle. He is a member of his high school police academy and will be applying to attend West Point after graduation.
The next recipient is Katerina Mayer, 15, from Toronto, Ontario. She is an A-student and active triathlete who plans to go to medical school in the hopes of joining a health organization that can promote global healthcare.
The two will be receiving KindHuman Kampionne carbon bikes assembled with Shimano 105, Ritchey Logic components and Reynolds wheels along with KindHuman Cycling Team kit, Modern Krochet gloves, Flag cycling cap, and Basik socks. Ritchey Logic donated all components to the scholarship and Lazer helmets will be supporting the recipients with Genesis helmets.