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Walmart gives $1,000 to continue Helmets for Kids program
To receive a helmet, kids need only to agree to always wear one when riding an ATV
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By Rick Wilson, Adair Co. Coroner
News from Adair County Helmets for Kids
The Helmets for Kids program, in cooperation with the Adair County 4-H Council has been funded again by friends at Columbia Walmart. Mr. Phil Aaron of Wal-Mart is presented a $1,000 check from Walmart to help the program to continue giving away ATV helmets to Adair County kids.
Since the Helmets for Kids program started, 471 helmets have been given to Adair County children.
The program was established in 2007 when the Adair County Child Fatality Team decided to be pro-active in trying to bring awareness of the dangers of ATV operation and to prevent injuries and death.
To date Adair County has had no child ATV deaths, but there have been many serious injuries.
According to Rick Wilson, Coroner and Chairman of the Child Fatality Review Team, there have been two serious ATV injuries involving Adair County youth already in the year 2010.
The program is available to any child under 18 who lives in Adair County. In order to receive a free ATV helmet, the child has to agree to always wear the helmet when riding an ATV.
To apply for a helmet, call (270) 378-1490 with the name and age of the child plus the address. The Adair Child Fatality Team reminds all ATV riders to be safe and smart and wear a helmet. -Rick Wilson
This story was posted on 2010-03-31 20:38:43
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