Blue Dove Awards recipients announced

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A man known for helping needy kids get wheels, and a woman who has helped hundreds of jailed youths continue their education, were the winners at Wednesday's Blue Dove Awards luncheon.

Jack Hairston, better known as Jack the Bike Man, and Dr. Janice Cover, assistant superintendent for Palm Beach County Schools, were chosen among nine nominees as the 2014 Blue Dove Awards recipients.

As founder of Jack the Bike Man Foundation, Hairston has donated more than 10,000 bikes to needy children in the past 17 years.

Dr. Cover was recognized for her role in creating two new school options for incarcerated teens to continue their education and graduate from high school. (Dr. Cover was not able to attend the awards ceremony).

The Blue Dove Awards are presented by Hospice of Palm Beach County, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Black Chamber of Commerce.

In its seventh year, the event was held at the West Palm Beach Marriott.