(PHOENIX - May 24, 2018) - Subway Kids & Sports of Arizona, in partnership with Subway Restaurants of Arizona, Dasani Water, Shamrock Farms and The Be Kind People Project, rode into Tumbleweed Elementary School in Phoenix this May to recognize two special students as part of its Cycle for Success program. Through a teacher-led nomination process, wherein educators are asked to submit nominations highlighting students’ good works both inside and outside of the classroom, two fifth graders were chosen to be surprised with bikes, helmets and locks, as well as Subway lunches for their entire classes.
“Although this student is quiet, she is an incredibly hard worker who treats others with kindness and respect,” said Peggy Pitts, teacher at Tumbleweed Elementary School. “She is a leader and role model around campus who encourages others to be thoughtful and caring towards one another.”
The Cycle for Success program has been operating for more than a decade and focuses on increasing children’s self-esteem, encouraging the community to become involved in the lives of at-risk children and promoting random acts of kindness in local schools. Subway Kids & Sports of Arizona and The Be Kind People Project advocate for the health and safety of children, recognize random acts of kindness that may otherwise go unnoticed, and encourage community involvement in the lives of at-risk youth.
“This student always walks into class with a smile on her face and is extraordinarily patient with her classmates,” said Pitts. “She is truly a selfless individual and is courteous and kind to everyone at the school.”
Subway Kids & Sports of Arizona’s mission is to provide sports equipment, uniforms, registration fees and access to major sporting events for kids who might not otherwise be able to participate. Subway Restaurants of Arizona supports kids in sports because it believes basic sports skills—teamwork, commitment and accountability—help kids throughout their lives. Subway Kids & Sports of Arizona has reached nearly 50,000 Arizona children since its inception in 1999.