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Myers honored for hitting for the cycle

Padres, Bikes for Kids Foundation donate bikes to students
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SAN DIEGO -- Wil Myers hit for one cycle on the field last week in Colorado. In doing so, the Padres first baseman hit for 50 cycles off of it.

Before Saturday's game against the Marlins, the Padres honored Myers for becoming the second player in team history to hit for the cycle on April 10. They presented him with a display case commemorating the occasion and unveiled plans for a Wil Myers bobblehead giveaway in honor of the achievement.

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SAN DIEGO -- Wil Myers hit for one cycle on the field last week in Colorado. In doing so, the Padres first baseman hit for 50 cycles off of it.

Before Saturday's game against the Marlins, the Padres honored Myers for becoming the second player in team history to hit for the cycle on April 10. They presented him with a display case commemorating the occasion and unveiled plans for a Wil Myers bobblehead giveaway in honor of the achievement.

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And as the ceremony was ending, the Padres had a bit of a surprise for four fourth graders from Zamorano Elementary School. While Myers was being lauded by the fans, the Padres' ballgirls snuck up on the kids and presented them with bicycles in honor of Myers' cycle.

The four bikes were representative of the 50 bikes donated by the Padres, with support from the Bikes for Kids Foundation, to under-served students in the area.

"To these kids -- and I was one of these kids, that's how I know -- a bicycle means a lot to them," said Bill Pollakov, the founder of Bikes for Kids. "It means independence, it means freedom that they can sometimes get away from bad situations, it gives them a sense of responsibility. ... It's great for the community, and it's great for the kids."

Standing behind home plate, the children watched in awe as they were presented with their new rides, alongside Myers -- whose cycle prompted the donation.

"This is one of their greatest moments," said Pollakov. "It's hard for most people who can afford a ticket here to relate. Maybe they go back to their childhood, maybe not. But this is an incredible moment for these kids."

Tweet from @Padres: Just announced at @PetcoPark! Join us on Saturday, September 2nd for a special #BNISD @wilmyers Cycle Bobblehead! pic.twitter.com/3C0L6Va8eZ

As for the Myers bobblehead giveaway, the Padres unveiled those details Saturday night. The figurine is of a swinging Myers wearing his road gray jersey. It will be distributed before the Padres' game against the Dodgers on Sept. 2.

AJ Cassavell covers the Padres for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @ajcassavell.

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