Team-building exercise brings bikes to kids

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Emir (no last name given) tries out a bike with the help of chief revenue officer Phil Saunders of SafeNet.  Emir (no last name given) tries out a bike with the help of chief revenue officer Phil Saunders of SafeNet.

ATLANTIC CITY – Dozens of children impacted by Hurricane Sandy received bicycles assembled by employees of SafeNet Inc. who participated in a team-building program Jan. 31 at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City.

A team of 280 employees put together 56 bikes for children involved with the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City.

Three SafeNet senior executives who participated in the event hail from New Jersey and were affected by the storm. Phil Saunders is from Manalapan and has a summer home in Long Beach Island, Terry Mahoney is from Summit and has a summer home in Mantoloking, and Sean Price is from West Allenhurst.

The employees presented the bicycles, bike locks and helmets to the children that evening.

The exercise was part of the Life Cycles team building program operated by Odyssey Teams Inc., a training company that incorporates philanthropic workshops and “provokes people to discover the why of their work,” according to its website.

SafeNet, a data protection company based in Baltimore, does charitable work in its hometown, and this year, officials chose to move their Life Cycles program to Atlantic City to help drive business development in an area still greatly impacted by the hurricane.

Terry Mahoney, vice president of data protection sales for SafeNet Inc., puts together a bike. Terry Mahoney, vice president of data protection sales for SafeNet Inc., puts together a bike.   Children from the Boys and Girls Club hold up their number to see if they will get a bike. Children from the Boys and Girls Club hold up their number to see if they will get a bike.   SafeNet employee Stephen Helm hands over a bike to Michael (no last name given). SafeNet employee Stephen Helm hands over a bike to Michael (no last name given).


blog comments powered by Disqus