For decades, WBT Hall of Fame, North Carolina Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame, and “Charlotte’s Most Beloved,” John Hancock, has been the spearhead of an annual giving effort to bring holiday joy to thousands of kids each year. Referred to at the station simply as “The Bike Drive,” the event has resonated deeply with WBT listeners through the years, resulting in the collection of 20,000-plus bikes, as well as gifts, food, clothing and more to be given to tens of thousands of kids.
Celebrating its 30th year in 2023, Hancock’s Bikes for Kids, presented by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of North Carolina, returns on Friday, December 8, from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the famed studios at 1 Julian Price Place, Charlotte, NC. The entire event will be broadcast live on News Talk 1110 & 99.3 WBT.
Once again partnering with WBTV and Frito Lay, and with volunteers from throughout the community, WBT will collect new bikes to benefit Kids First of the Carolinas, who will ensure that hundreds of kids receive a new bike for Christmas. This year, Woody’s Auto Service has generously made their fourteen Charlotte-area locations available as “drop off stations,” making it even easier for bike donations to be made.
Woody’s Auto Service location:
- MIDTOWN- 915 South McDowell St., Charlotte, NC, 28204
- BALLANTYNE -14408 Adair Manor Ct., Charlotte, NC, 28277
- INDIAN LAND- 9528 Charlotte Hwy, Fort Mill, SC 29707
- CARMEL ROAD- 6625 Carmel Rd., Charlotte, NC, 28226
- ARROWOOD- 2201 W Arrowood Rd, Charlotte, NC, 28217
- UPTOWN- 520 North Tryon St., Charlotte, NC, 28202
- CHARLOTTETOWNE AVENUE- 1024 Charlottetowne Ave., Charlotte, NC, 28204
- ASHLEY ROAD- 1404 Ashley Road, Charlotte, NC, 28208
- DAVIDSON- 179 Davidson Gateway Dr., Davidson, NC, 28036
- HUNTERSVILLE- 9745 Rose Commons Dr., Huntersville, NC, 28078
- MINT HILL- 9107 Lawyers Road, Mint Hill, NC, 28227
- MATTHEWS- 10725 Monroe Road, Matthews, NC 28105
- MALLARD CROSSING- 3016 Prosperity Church Road, Charlotte, NC 28269
“We are hoping that everyone who has helped us through the years will help us again, and we are excited to continue this great tradition for its 30th year,” Hancock said. “As you’re planning your holiday celebrations, please consider donating a new bike so a deserving kid will have something to celebrate, too.” he added.
The WBT air staff, as well as WBTV’s Jamie Boll, will join John Hancock to say hello and thank donors for their generosity throughout evening.
Stay tuned to News Talk 1110 & 99.3 WBT for updates and details on the 30th Annual Hancock’s Bikes for Kids!
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