GIVINGBACK
Bermuda Grade School
Contact:
Rashid Bahati
Rashid@bahatifoundation.org
323.781.8838
Twitter: @rbahati
 
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US National Champion Cyclist and Crenshaw Resident,
Rahsaan Bahati makes special visit to St. Louis, MO. School
 
Success isn't something that just happens - success is learned,
success is practiced and then it is shared.-Rashaan Bahati
 
LOS ANGELES– The Bahati Foundation, in conjunction with ShareCare Cycling Team organized a visit of seven-time US National Champion Cyclist Rahsaan Bahati with students of a STEM (Science, Technical Engineering and Math) elementary school, in St Louis, Missouri on Friday, August 30.
The Bahati Foundation, founded in 2010 , provides various outreach programs that supported inner-city youths through its educational, health and fitness initiatives.   
 
“It was so exciting to have Rahsaan come to visit and speak with our students at Bermuda Elementary, “noted newly appointed principal of Bermuda Elementary, Matt Hinzpeter.l
 
“His story and inspiring message is just what our children needed to hear. The positive message he brought to the staff and students at Bermuda Elementary was excellent!  I am a new fan of the sport,“ he continued. .
Bermuda is a public school that serves 379 students in grades K-6.
 
"I'm huge a fan of Rahsaan Bahati, the bike racer but an even bigger fan of Rahsaan Bahati the motivator, who inspires youth to reach new heights,”. Upon hearing that Rahsaan Bahati would be racing in St. Louis, I immediately thought it would great if he could visit a school while here to share his story,” stated Christopher Miller, a STEM teacher at Bermuda
 
“I often spend time in schools speaking to students about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) topics, so, to have a world class athlete visit with these students and share his story definitely had a positive impact on them,”.
 
“By far this has been the best school visit I’ve had. Seeing the faces of the children as they walked into the auditorium really made my day,” stated international cyclist champion Bahati.
 
“I told my story of perseverance, dedication and will; by the end, the students were engaged and vowed to make the best of their lives,” added Bahati. He also acknowledged Miller and, Mike Weiss of the Gateway Cup for making it possible.  
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About The Bahati Foundation
The Bahati Foundation Cycling Team officially launched March 2010 in Los Angeles, California headed by the four-time US national champion cyclist Bahati. In addition to the successful launch of the race team, the Compton native implemented his vision for The Bahati Foundation, conceived to give back and serve as a positive influence to urban youth.  It’s the foundation’s mission to support inner-city youth in under-served communities through inspirational speaking engagements cycling and educational outreach programs. These outreach programs are designed to motivate and empower youth toward higher achievement in education, music and sports. The Bahati Foundation is a 501 3c non-profit organization. Learn more about work of the foundation at: www.bahatifoundation.org
 
About Sharecare
The Sharecare Cycling Team is bringing their passion for the sport to the Sharecare community, serving as cycling, training, wellness and nutrition ambassadors, who will answer user questions and blog about biking topics. Race updates and inspiration will be posted on Twitter @SharecareNow and Facebook.
 
Sharecare is a health and wellness social media platform that connects people with top-ranking experts, ranging from doctors and specialists to hospitals, healthcare companies and health-conscious consumers. Created by Jeff Arnold and Dr. Mehmet Oz in partnership with Harpo Productions, Sony Pictures Television and Discovery Communications, Sharecare allows people to ask, learn and act upon questions of health and wellness, creating an active community where knowledge is shared and put into practice. Sharecare, launched in 2010, is based in Atlanta, Ga. For more about Sharecare’s cycling team go to: http://www.sharecare.com/static/sharecare-sponsors-elite-cycling-team
 
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