Golf legends are preparing to tee off this week as the Shaw Charity Classic gets underway. But before hitting the links, at least one pro is getting some two-wheeled exercise.
2015 tournament champion, Jeff Maggert, is taking a tour of one of the over 180 charities the Shaw Charity Classic benefits.
Two Wheel View has been in Calgary since 2006, using bikes as a tool to build leadership, resiliency and other life skills in young people.
The charity organizes a number of bike clubs as well as the popular Earn-a-Bike program where kids spend 10 weeks over the summer dissembling and reassembling bikes, eventually earning their own bike, lock and helmet.
“It’s had a pretty big impact on my life because it’s made me a lot more active than I would usually be in the summertime,” said 17-year-old Mekayla Arnason.
“To me, it was a little bit of freedom: the places you could ride your bike to and explore,” said Maggert.
“The kids here obviously learn a lot of life skills… It’s just a great organization.”
Until Sept. 1, donations to Two Wheel View made through the Shaw Charity Classic’s Birdies for Kids program will be matched up to 50 per cent.