San Diego Chargers running back Melvin Gordon recently teamed up with Rally® to host a "Holiday Bike Build" for children of service members stationed at Naval Base San Diego. The event showcased simple steps that families can take to live healthier lives, and gave 52 military kids the opportunity to "trick out" brand new Diamondback bikes that they got to take home.
"I wasn't fortunate to get bikes and things like that when I was younger, and I know as a kid I would have loved to have one of these bikes," Gordon told the San Diego Union-Tribune. "I don't care what color. It could have been pink, and I would have loved to have it."
Gordon is a Rally Health Ambassador, and he was clearly thrilled to participate in the event, particularly when playing around with 3-year-old Braylon Bishop, who has a prosthetic leg. Local TV station ABC10 News caught Gordon tossing a football with Bishop and hoisting him in the air. He said the sacrifices military families make were a big reason he got involved.
"They give so much to us,” Gordon said. "You could never thank them enough for what they do."