David N. Dinkins and Dr. Bernadette Penceal Mobile Library Initiative (DPMLI)

September 24th – October 1st 

Educator and Syracuse University Alum athlete, Sam Penceal, has once again combined his passions; sports and reading to help our children. Penceal will bike along the scenic Ohio to Erie Trail from Cleveland to Cincinnati for six days to fundraise for the David N. Dinkins and Dr. Bernadette Penceal Mobile Library Initiative (DPMLI). Penceal is a former regional superintendent in the Cleveland Municipal School district (1999-2001). Penceal will utilize Route 1, a 327-mile cross-state biking trail to raise money for much-needed books for students in underserved communities in the New York City area and across the country.  Penceal will start his journey on September 24th at the Southern Terminus of the Ohio to Erie Trail at 9:30 AM and pedal 40 miles to Akron for his first leg of the trail. Friends and bikers are invited to contribute and to join Penceal along the bike trail for all or part of the tour. 
This athletic endeavor will support the David N. Dinkins and Dr. Bernadette Penceal Mobile Library Initiative (DPMLI).  The goal of the mobile library is to get 10,000 books into the hands of children in preschool through the eighth grade within the next two years. Books will be distributed in after school programs, shelters, daycare centers, tennis programs, preschool programs, and community-based organizations. “The purpose of this ride is to call attention to the importance of getting books into the hands of children ages birth to 10 years old and their parents” states Penceal. 
One of the core emphasis of the DPMLI program will be having men deliver the books and read to the children. This will help convey the message that literacy – reading, writing, speaking, listening, and thinking critically is a must and is also cool, especially to boys.
For Media or Press information contact: Dorinda Angelucci at  Dorinda@sampenceal.com or 917.497.0306.
To register to meet Sam on the bike route or to make a donation to the DPMLI program CLICK BELOW.