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Playoffs or No, Melvin Gordon Is Already Having a Great Holiday Season

By Staff | December 20, 2017 | Rally Health

The Los Angeles Chargers are still in the hunt for the NFL playoffs this season, but for running back Melvin Gordon, the good times are already here. Gordon recently hosted a holiday bike build for 150 kids from the Boys & Girls Club of Carson, CA, and it’s a tie as to who had the better time.

“I can honestly say that there's nothing more rewarding than connecting with the kids and talking with them about healthy living and staying in school, and — best of all — seeing their total joy when they get their new bikes," said Gordon, who is also a Rally® Health Ambassador. “Most (of these) kids don’t have a bike. So when you have people like Rally come out here and bless these kids, I just think it’s amazing.”

The December 5 event was held at the StubHub Center, so the Club kids got to tour the Chargers’ locker room, run football drills with Gordon, and compete in potato-sack and hippity-hop races.  There was also a yummy hot meal to be had. But the best part, reports The Huffington Post, came when they learned they would be building their own bikes to take home.

Rally partnered with Diamondback Bikes and AEG for the giveaway. Rally Cycling pro riders Brad Huff, Matteo Dal-Cin, Rob Britton, Jesse Anthony and team mechanics prepared the bikes and helped the kids put finishing touches on them before taking a bike ride around the StubHub Center concourse. As the video below shows, everyone had a great time.


 "These kids really look up to Melvin. When he talks about the importance of staying healthy, they listen,” said David Ko, Rally Health president and COO. “It's our hope that their experience with him today will help them start setting the fundamentals of good health, including getting lots of exercise, especially now with their new bikes."

Or, as Gordon told HuffPo, “As a kid, I wished to be in a position like I am now. I wanted to be part of something special.” Wish granted.

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