Put A Lid On It!

PALOIB300.jpgEarlier this week, when it was grey and cold and cloudy, A.P. asked me if, since it was ‘winter again’, could we go to a hockey game? Sadly, we have to wait until October.  That is not going to stop me from making today’s Feature Friday “Put A Lid On It’. 

It’s a program to encourage kids to always wear a helmet when riding a bike, scooter, skateboard, or skating.  If you’ve been reading a while, you might have seen this subject pop up a few times.  The biking/scooting/skating season is here, and even if your kid is little and riding around on a tricycle, please get them in the habit of wearing a helmet.  It’s a lot easier than trying to convince them when they’re older that they need one. 

If your kids pledge to always wear a helmet, Griff will send them a voucher for two free tickets.  The website is here.  I had a problem with the form when I tried to enter both kids, and I sent an email asking to add them both.  They oblidged immediately, and sent a voucher for both kids; so we now have at least one free Griffins game waiting for us when it is really hockey season, and it doesn’t just look like it outside.

If your kids need helmets, you can go to the Madison Square Branch or Van Belkum Branch of the Grand Rapids Public Library on Saturday, June 14 from 1:00 to 3:00.  They have 30 helmets at each location to give away.  Call Safe Kids of Greater Grand Rapids at 616 391-SAFE for more information.

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2 responses to “Put A Lid On It!

  1. Hmm, do you know if you have to be a GRPL member for the helmets? I so need one for Becca and can’t afford to buy one right now. And we’re in KDL’s district, not GRPL… 🙂

  2. Deb – I don’t know for sure but I don’t think so. You could call the libraries and ask for sure, but I’ve been to a helmet distribution and they don’t ask many questions other than ‘what size”?

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