FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Contact: Shaun Coffey, Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical, (785) 830-7000
Annual helmet fair scheduled as part of Spring Game weekend activities
(Lawrence, Kan.) – The Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Department will again host their annual Helmet Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 28 in conjunction with the Kansas Athletics men’s football Spring Game. The Helmet Fair will be located on the KU Campus in Lot 91, southeast of Memorial Stadium between the Spencer Art Museum and the practice fields.
Admission to the Helmet Fair is free and open to the general public. At the Helmet Fair, LDCFM staff will be on hand to provide free bike helmets (custom-fitted for any child 15 and younger with an adult, while supplies last), bike inspections and a safe ride course. Free hot dogs and soft drinks will also be provided to participants.
Staff will also be available to educate parents and caregivers about safety tips including rules of riding on the road, bike trail etiquette, booster seat safety, bike safety and pool safety.
Kansas Athletics provides other family-friendly activities for the day which include:
- 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. – Football Clinic for 1st through 6th grade students. See www.kuathletics.com for more information.
- 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Hy-Vee Hawk Zone open for kids, located in the football practice fields north of Memorial Stadium
- 1:00 p.m. – Kansas Football Spring game at Memorial Stadium (gates open at Noon)
The LDCFM Helmet Fair is sponsored by Kansas Athletics, Laird Noller, Safe Kids Douglas County, McDonalds, State Farm Insurance, Sunflower Outdoor & Bike, Douglas County Medical Society, Ranjbar Orthodontics, Lawrence Mountain Bike Club, Dillons and the Lawrence Pilots Club, Inc.
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