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Kanoski Bresney Sponsors Heads Up For Safety: 100 Free Bike Helmets for Kids

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Kids all over the country are soaking up every minute of their favorite outdoor activities now while school is out for summer. Biking, scooter rides, skating and rollerblading are just a few of the many activities kids have a blast doing while on wheels. With all the fun, however, comes the risk of an accident that - if not prepared- could lead to serious and sometimes life-altering injuries.

The risk of traumatic brain injuries in children can be drastically reduced by wearing a proper helmet- while on a bike, that is. According to a new study done by the Journal of Pediatrics, 70% of youth head trauma accidents are related to sport and/or recreation accidents. It is important to note, however, that helmet use only provides security when properly fitted, strapped and on a bicycle, skateboard, or other set of wheels. Helmets can actually pose a serious safety threat to children when used in areas not designated for helmet use, such as a playground or swimming pool. Helmet straps can easily get caught in playground equipment, which could lead to strangling and serious accidents.

Event Details

On Saturday, August 10, 2019, Todd Bresney, owner of Kanoski Bresney, will be hosting a free giveaway called “HEADS-UP FOR CHILD SAFETY” at our Springfield office parking lots located at 2730 South MacArthur Blvd, Springfield, Illinois from 10:00am-1:00pm.

The event is geared toward raising awareness about childhood bicycle safety in our community. Kanoski Bresney intends to give away 100 bike helmets to children ages 4-8.

In addition, the event will feature music and refreshments. Children and families will have the opportunity to be shown safe ways to learn and practice how to ride bikes. Cones will be set up in both lots to give children who are learning to ride a safe place to practice.

Heads-Up for Child Safety is a FREE event open to all!

If you would like to know more about this event, please contact Faren Williams at (217-527-2503 or faren@kanoski.com)

One helmet per child and 2 helmets per family
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