Wilton police team up with YMCA for bike collections

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Wilton police is teaming up with the Wilton YMCA to give kids a chance to have some fun, and learn some valuable life lessons at the same time.

Nearly two dozen bicycles were collected to meet the demand for a summer program teaching kids how to race in "Triathlons."

Organizers say the "Race For Chase" program at Brien McMahon is in honor of first-grader Chase Kowalski, who was killed in the Sandy Hook tragedy.

Police say they're happy to collect bikes for such a great cause. 

"It's been very rewarding to know that we're making a positive change in their lives we hope, and the other aspect is they're gaining life skills through this" says officer David Hartman.

The YMCA says they are specifically looking for bikes with training wheels for its youngest campers.

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