The Center Foundation will be conducting brain and spinal cord injury prevention demonstrations and bike helmet giveaways for elementary school children during the next two weeks, according to a news release issued May 19.
Demonstrations are scheduled to take place at Juniper Elementary School on May 29 from 8-11 a.m. and at Jewell Elementary School on May 28 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
During the demonstrations, a Certified Athletic Trainer will work with grade school students explaining the function and importance of the brain and spinal cord and demonstrating the effects of wearing a helmet and not wearing a helmet through melon drops.
“This fun, interactive spring program is designed to prepare children for the summer months and encourage the use of bike helmets thus decreasing the possibility of traumatic brain injuries,” the release states. “Students will bring their bike helmets to school where the athletic trainer and volunteers will evaluate the helmets for fit and condition. Students who have no helmet, or those that need a new helmet will be fitted for a new one from TCF.”
For more information contact Andrew Traut at 541-408-7269