DOVER — Kyle Adams was more than willing to spend time assembling some bicycles Monday.
After all, it was Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and the Delaware State University deputy director of athletics was bent on giving service to the community.
Mr. Adams was one of 60 volunteers who participated in the Free Bikes 4 Kidz event, hosted by Bayhealth at its Blue Hen Corporate Center location.
He explained, “We feel that it’s really important, as we look to further the legacy of Dr. King and us being at a (historically Black university), being centrally located in Dover and Kent County, we connect and give back to young people in this community. I think, with our student-athletes having opportunities to attend Delaware State University to play Division I athletics, comes a responsibility.
“We want to build a strong relationship with our student-athletes and the young people in this community. So we feel like this is a great opportunity to do that.”
Working at the same table was Delaware State women’s lacrosse coach Pamella Jenkins, who said she expected 10 to 15 team members to join in.
“When I heard the event, I said, with no hesitation, ‘Absolutely. I’m there,’” she said.