Kids, parents to score tips at Superbowl of Safety

01/12/2009

GREEN BAY — Electricity, fire and many household chemicals can be dangerous – even fatal – to children. That’s why, on Saturday, Jan. 24, Bellin Health and Safe Kids will host the 10th Annual Superbowl of Safety event.

The free family event, 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 car seat, poison, sun and water safety, proper 9-1-1 dialing and crime prevention safety. Admission and parking is free. All attending children will receive a 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 9-1-1 emergency dialing, they are delivered in a way that makes them fun and memorable for kids.”

Highlights will include a drive through Safety Town and an opportunity to see the EAGLE III helicopter land. Childrens’ entertainer Randy Peterson will perform. Safety mascots will interact with children including Sparky the Fire Pup, Buckle Bear, Crash Test Dummies Vince and Larry, Clicket the Cricket and Louie the Lightning Bug.

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 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; Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C.; 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 Y100 Country Radio.

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