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YOUNGSTOWN Children to learn about sports safety



Published: Fri, May 10, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



YOUNGSTOWN -- The Child Life & amp; Education Department at Forum Health Tod Children's Hospital invites parents and children to attend a Sports Safety Fair for Kids on Saturday.

The event will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of Tod Children's Hospital, located at Gypsy Lane and Children's Drive.

This year's event theme, "Playing It Safe," is being held in conjunction with National Safe Kids Week and EMS Week.

"With summer fast approaching, children are involved in many different sports and activities and use a variety of equipment which can risk their safety. The Sports Safety Fair will offer information and give tips to parents on how simple precautions can help make their child's summer safe and fun," said Andrea Reiser, Tod Hospital's child life and education specialist.

Activities

Activities will include bike and helmet inspections, ambulance tours, water and fire safety information, as well as autograph signing by the Youngstown State University football team. For more information, call (330) 884-3018.

Participating agencies and activities are: Mahoning Valley Safe Kids, featuring The Educational Fire Trailer and Bike Safety Overview; Forum Health Pediatric-Adolescent Pediatric Asthma Program; Forum Health Children's Emergency Center; Rural Metro Ambulance, ambulance tours; Youngstown YMCA, water safety; Youngstown State University, football team autographs; and Tod Squadron, cycle sales.




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