As a new mom, I’ve learned that there are a myriad of worries that plague parents with regard to the well-being of their children. Among those worries: How do I keep my son/daughter safe while still giving them a chance to have the same carefree — and fun! — childhood that I had? For those parents looking for ways to keep kids safe while providing entertainment and education to children, there were an abundance of resources available at the 6th Annual Kids Safety Expo held Saturday, July 26 at Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield.
The Kids Safety Expo featured bike safety (with a free bicycle helmet giveaway and bike education from Libbos Law), fire safety with Springfield Fire Department, stranger danger information, a K-9 demonstration by Springfield and Wilbraham Police Departments, a Bridgestone/Firestone race car simulator from City Tire, health information from Baystate Children’s Hospital and more. Over 300 children completed MYCHIP (Masonic Youth Child Identification Program) and over 550 kids received free bicycle helmets.
We are excited with the turnout and grateful to both our sponsors and attendees for making the annual Kids Safety Expo a premier safety event in the Pioneer Valley. The expo is a great example of many of our capabilities here at Market Mentors, including: event planning, graphic design, public relations, advertising and social media. We place a lot of emphasis on corporate social responsibility and are pleased to work with so many local businesses and organizations who feel the same way about giving back to the local community.
Those sponsors who helped Market Mentors make this year’s Kids Safety Expo a success include: 94.7 WMAS, Anthony Gulluni for District Attorney, Baystate Children’s Hospital, Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan, Curry Printing, Doctors Express, Father & Sons, Fritz the Clown, Max’s Tavern, Melha Shriner Clowns, Peter Pan Bus Lines, Safe Kids of Western Massachusetts, Small Smiles, Sports Radio 1450 The Hall, Springfield Falcons, The Zoo at Forest Park and Valley Blue Sox.
To learn more about how Market Mentors can help you plan your next event, visit our website or let our work speak for itself and take a look at some of the press coverage we received from Saturday’s 6th Annual Kids Safety Expo: