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Photography of the Lowe's Invest 2018 Las Vegas at the Venetian-Palazzo Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, NV. Photo by: PatrickSchneiderPhoto.com

3,500 Lowe’s volunteers, Jimmie Johnson and members of his pit crew built bicycles for members for 14 Boys & Girls Clubs in Las Vegas. While Johnson prepares to race for his eighth NASCAR Championship, Lowe’s chased a milestone of its own – the largest Lowe’s Heroes volunteer project in company history.

The company built 1,048 bikes as a show of support for Johnson’s eighth title run, which starts this weekend in Daytona.

Fifteen miniature Lowe’s stores were stocked with parts needed to build the bikes. Teams of 10 completed iPad challenges and were rewarded with store trips. Once the bikes were built, they were inspected and decorated with baskets, license plates and personal notes of encouragement.

Thirty members from Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada joined the bike build. They were welcomed with hundreds of high fives from Lowe’s volunteers. They spent time with Johnson and led employees in a Lowe’s cheer, a longtime company tradition.

Lowe’s generous vendor partners from Craftsman, Master Lock and Bon Aire donated tools, bike locks and tire pumps for the project. UPS generously agreed to help too. Bicycles were counted and loaded into UPS freight trucks for delivery to Boys & Girls Clubs.