Escondido, CA

Breweries team up to surprise second graders with new bikes

Second-grade students at Felicita Elementary School in Escondido receive 100 bikes donated in partnership between Stone Brewing, Oskar Blues Brewery and the Can’d Aid Foundation. The surprise gift happened on Thursday, December 13.

Employees from Stone Distributing and Oskar Blues Brewery December 12 teamed up to support the Can’d Aid Foundation and donate 100 bicycles and helmets to the entire second grade class at Felicita Elementary, a Title 1 school in Escondido.

Can’d Aid has donated more than 2,000 bikes nationally to elementary students to date. To donate, join the do-goodery or find out more, visit

Lizzie Younkin, a spokesman for Stone, told The Times-Advocate: “Today’s donation of bikes at Felicita Elementary was a huge success! Our team had such a great time supporting this cause. At the assembly, the principal told the students that we’d be donating four bikes to four lucky students, pulling names out of a box where students had turned in tickets for good behavior. In the end, we surprised them with bikes for all waiting behind the curtain!” 

From left: Vickie Motte, Stone Brewing VP of human resources; Dan Lamb, Stone Brewing Chief Commercial Officer; Dave Watson, Stone Distributing General Manager. Volunteers from Stone Brewing, Oskar Blues Brewery and the Can’d Aid Foundation fit helmets and bikes to 100 2nd grade students.

Stone Brewing President & co-founder Steve Wagner assembles bikes alongside team members from Stone Brewing. In partnership with Oskar Blues Brewery and the Can’d Aid Foundation, 100 bikes were raised for local Escondido 2nd graders.

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