Safe Kids Lee/Collier Counties hosts May 18 Safe Kids Day Lookout Cookout, Safety Fair May 18
Safe Kids Lee/Collier Counties is hosting a “lookout cookout” and safety fair at Gulf Coast Town Center in recognition of Safe Kids Day, May 18 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Open to the public, the lookout cookout is a family-friendly event featuring local restaurants, as well as age-appropriate injury prevention games and educational booths.
Members of Safe Kids Lee/Collier Counties will reach out to families and attendees with valuable safety tips to prevent drowning, sports-related injuries and other unintentional childhood injuries. Activities include:
- Meet the firefighters and tour the San Carlos Fire Rescue truck
- Check out a Lee County EMS ambulance
- Pick up your water watcher tags and learn how you can prevent drowning
- Learn about preventing sports-related injuries in kids and teens
- Just drive: prevent distracted driving
To help raise funds and awareness for Safe Kids Lee/Collier Counties Coalition, local businesses, community organizations and individuals are encouraged to create a team and register online at www.safekidsleecollier.org. Proceeds from Safe Kids Day support the injury prevention efforts of Safe Kids Lee/Collier Counties and Safe Kids Worldwide, enabling these organizations to reach more families with life-saving prevention information, to expand existing programs and launch new programs to protect kids in Southwest Florida.
Safe Kids Day sponsors include Pool Pros. Inc., Sprint, Fosters Grille, Rodan Fields, and Costco. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. Vendors and organizations interested in participating in the lookout cookout and safety fair can contact Sally Kreuscher, coordinator, Safe Kids Lee/Collier Counties at 239-343-6199 for more information.
Safe Kids Lee/Collier Counties works to prevent unintentional childhood injury, the number one cause of death for children in the United States. Safe Kids Lee/Collier Counties is a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations dedicated to preventing unintentional injury. Safe Kids Lee/Collier Counties was founded in 1996 and is led by The Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. For more information, visit www.safekidsleecollier.org.