Safe Kids Louisville to promote sports safety at June 8 Louisville Bats game

Giveaways and helmet fittings to begin at 4:30p.m.

Safe Kids Louisville will offer sports safety information to the community on June 8th. The event includes free helmets while supplies last, water bottles to the first 2,000 people to promote hydration and on-screen quiz questions during the game.

Safe Kids Worldwide is a global organization dedicated to preventing accidental injuries to children- the number one killer of children in the United States. Around the world, a child dies from one of these injuries every 30 seconds and millions more are injured in ways that can affect them for a lifetime.

Safe Kids Louisville, led by Norton Children’s Hospital, is celebrating its 25th year as one of more than 600 coalitions working to reduce the number of deaths and injuries from motor vehicle crashes, sports, falls, drowning and more. Since 1988 when Safe Kids was founded, there has been a 55 percent decrease in the accidental injury rate of children 19 years of age and younger.

When
Saturday, June 8
4:30 p.m. to game end
Game starts at 6:05 p.m.

Where
Louisville Slugger Field
Witherspoon Entrance
401 E Main Street

 

About Norton Children’s Hospital
For more than a century, Norton Children’s Hospital and its predecessor hospitals have cared for the children of Kentucky and Southern Indiana without regard to their families’ ability to pay. Norton Children’s Hospital is Kentucky’s only full-service, free-standing pediatric care facility dedicated exclusively to caring for children and is an advocate for the health and well-being of all children. The 263-bed hospital serves as the primary pediatric teaching facility for the University of Louisville School of Medicine. In 2007, Norton Children’s Hospital received the prestigious Magnet designation recognizing excellence in nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Norton Children’s Hospital is one of the top children’s hospitals in the United States as ranked in U.S. News Media Group’s editions of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals since 2009. More information is available at NortonChildrens.com.


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