Kids, parents to score tips during annual Superbowl of Safety

01/16/2008

GREEN BAY — Electricity, fire and many household chemicals can be dangerous, even fatal to children. That’s why, on Saturday, Jan. 26, Bellin Health and Safe Kids will host the 9th Annual Superbowl of Safety event.

The Superbowl of Safety, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lambeau Field Atrium, offers children and parents educational tips on a broad range of safety topics, including crime prevention, animal safety, proper car seat use and toy safety. The event and parking is free. All attending children will receive a free gift.

“Superbowl of Safety gives parents expert advice on how best to keep kids safe,” said Debbie Leoni, Bellin Health community outreach coordinator. “Although there are serious messages being shared, like water safety and the correct way to make a 911 emergency call, they are delivered in a way that makes them memorable and fun for the kids.”

Highlights will include a drive through Safety Town, the Fire Safety House and an opportunity to see the EAGLE III helicopter land. Childrens’ entertainer Randy Peterson will perform and the De Pere Police Department will offer tips at its Charlie Check First-Personal Safety station. Safety mascots will interact with children, including, Sparky the Fire Pup, Buckle Bear, Crash Test Dummies Vince and Larry, and Clicket the Cricket.

Children also are encouraged to bring their torn or tattered stuffed animals for repair at the Stuffed Animal Repair station, as well as register to win a girls’ or boys’ bike from Toys R’ Us.

Safe Kids members at the event include: American Red Cross; Aurora BayCare Medical Center; Bay Area Humane Society; Bellin Health; Boys & Girls Club of Green Bay; Brown County Public Safety; Brown County Sheriff’s Department; Center for Childhood Safety; Crime Prevention Association of Brown County; the State Department of Natural Resources; De Pere Health Department; De Pere Police Department; Greater Green Bay YMCA; Green Bay, De Pere, Ashwaubenon and Howard Fire Rescue; National Weather Service; NEW Curative Rehabilitation; NEW ENT; Oneida Health Center; St. Vincent Hospital; Geoffrey’s Toys R’ Us; Travelers Protective; U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary; U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission; Wisconsin Public Service; and Wisconsin State Patrol.

Other organizations contributing to the event are the Green Bay Packers and KICKS 104.9.

The Superbowl of Safety typically draws more than 2,000 people annually.