Twin River Casino has organized, for its second year in a row, a program which utilizes used (or in some cases, new) bicycles from the community and local police stations, refurbishes them, and donates them back out into the community in an effort known as "Project Broken Wheel." The Twin River team, led by Frank Martucci, general manager of beverage operations is comprised of more than twenty-five Twin River employees and local hospitality industry friends & volunteers (including the RI Bartenders' Guild) will contribute more than a total of a hundred plus hours on this project. "We received so many donations after our efforts during this past holiday season that we decided to increase Project Broken Wheel donations to twice a year," said Martucci. "During the nice weather the bikes can be put to use right away. It's a really great way to give back to the community and extend the holiday cheer throughout the year," said Kim Ward, director of public & community affairs at Twin River.

The "like new" bicycles were donated back into the local community today. The Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence in Providence, RI received twenty-five bicycles. Twelve of those bikes will be used for their ‘streetworker team', who provide advocacy and mentoring in the lives of gang-involved or at-risk youth. The streetworkers build relationships, gather information, and mediate conflicts to prevent violence. The rest of the bikes were donated to the troubled youth that the Institute supports. Martin Luther King Center in Newport, RI received a dozen bikes as well.

In another act of giving and the holiday spirit, Twin River additionally donated over 920 pounds of food and a $50 gift certificate to Stop and Shop to the RI Community Food Bank.

Bike donations are accepted year round. Bikes may be brought to Twin River's back loading dock between the hours of 7am - 3pm Monday through Saturday. Please visit the Project Broken Wheel's Facebook page for more information.

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