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PLYMOUTH, Ind. -- Over 100 kids in Plymouth now have new bikes to ride thanks to donations from Integrity Academy of Martial Arts and the Caring Coalition of Marshall County.

They gave away bikes to a long line of people Saturday afternoon, along with free lunch and coupons to local restaurants.

Integrity Academy and the Caring Coalition say their goal is to help people care for their mental and physical health in what can be an isolating time.

“We are spearheading suicide prevention and mental health awareness and this is just one of the ways we can reach out to the community, along with my martial arts school,” said Chip Dean, the owner of Integrity Academy and president of the Caring Coalition of Marshall County.

“Let’s get these bikes – whether we donate them, whether we buy them – whatever it takes to get them and make the community thrive from it,” said Pam Mahler-Lee, executive director of the Caring Coalition of Marshall County.

This was their first year doing the event, but based on the success they plan to do it again next year.

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