Welcome to Clayton's Backyard Crew Official Website!

Clayton Lillard Founder


    Each year my crew and I try to obtain at least 100 new and used bikes to give to kids whose parents are in prison. I have been successful for the last 8 years and have given away 900+ new and used bikes.

My project started in 1998 when I was in the fifth grade in San Antonio, TX. I work directly with the Angel Tree Prison ministry to distribute these bikes each year.

If you would like to help, send your donations to:

Clayton’s Backyard Crew
P.O. Box 691195
San Antonio, TX 78269

send me an email at ClaytonsCrew@yahoo.com


2000 – Disney/McDonald’s Millennium Dreamers Award

2001 - Georgia Pacific’s “Angels in Action Award”

2001 - Northside Rotary Club San Antonio Award

2002 – State of Texas Governor’s Award for Volunteerism

2003 – Prudential Spirit of the Community State Award

2003 – Prudential Spirit of the Community National Award

2003 – Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge National Youth Community Award

2003 - Kids Hall of Fame

2003 – Microsoft and Visa – “Ideas Happen” Award

2003 - President’s Points of Light Award

2004 – Sports Illustrated All American Teen Award for the State of Texas

2004 – Distinguished Citizen Award – City of San Antonio, Texas (youngest person to ever receive this award)

2005 – Semifinalist The Brick Awards – New York City

2005 – Ameriquest All American Award

2005 – Inductee Kids Hall of Fame

2005 – Huggable Heroes Finalist

2005 – The Jefferson Award

2006 – National Caring Award


San Antonio Express-News every year since project began

November 2000 – Family Fun Magazine

2000 - Recognized by Paul Harvey on his radio show

Fall 2001 – USAA U-Turn Publication

2001 – Segment on Motivational Film “Heroes”

December 2002 – National Geographic for Kids

2002 – Junior Achievement’s Celebration of Success 2002

September 2003 – Leadership Magazine


September 29, 2003 – Sports Illustrated

November 2003 – United Airlines Hemisphere Magazine

December 2003 – Family Circle Magazine

July/August 2004 – Today’s Christian Magazine

July/August 2004 – PRISM Magazine

December 2004 – People Magazine

2004 Who’s Who in America Teens

National Honor Roll

2003 – PRESENT



  • Communications Arts High School

  • Freshman Class Vice President

  • Sophomore Water Polo Team

  • Honor Roll

  • Appeared on the Sharon Osbourne Show

  • Junior Water Polo Team

  • Senior Water Polo Team

  • January 2006 Presidential Inaugural Invitation

  • Honorary Speaker – Presidential Youth Conference - Washington DC


President George Bush

President George W. Bush

U.S. Senator John Cornyn

State Senator Leticia Van De Putte

State Representative Frank Corte