Bicycle Helmet Giveaway

lida at the libraryHelmets are beautiful things. I fell off my bike when I was around 10 (on the way home from the library, no less, with a basket filled with books), and though my arms and legs were pretty skinned up, I was very lucky my head didn’t take any of the impact. Even now I still see one or two kids take nasty spills every summer, and thank goodness they often have helmets on. Unless they don’t.

The Grand Rapids Griffins will give away a limited number of free bike helmets at 2:00 PM on Monday, June 10 at the Comstock Park branch to children ages 1 to 12 , as part of the Griffins’ annual Put A Lid On It! helmet safety campaign. A parent or guardian must also be present to receive a helmet.

The helmets, paid for by the Griffins, are distributed at various Safe Kids events around the community. The Griffins also give away vouchers for two free tickets to a Griffins hockey game to anybody age 17 and younger who signs an online pledge to wear a helmet.

 

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Morgan J.

Morgan J. is a KDL communications assistant. She spends summers as a “hood ornament” of sorts while her husband captains their old, cedar-sided pontoon down the Flat River. In the wintertime she counts the days until she’ll have her toes in the water again.


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