COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL)— Previously these days, Wednesday May possibly 11, 2022, Academy Sports & Outdoor donated 500 life vests to Protected Kids Columbus.
Lifetime jackets will be supplied out to kids ages 17 and less than at the, “River Savvy Kids” event this upcoming weekend, Saturday Mat 14, 2022.
Risk-free Youngsters Columbus, Columbus Department Fire & EMS, Columbus Police Department, and Georgia Department of Natural Sources are partnering jointly to host the occasion. Columbus Division Fire & EMS drinking water rescue workforce from Fire Station 1 will be conducting h2o basic safety lessons.
Columbus Law enforcement Section share on social media the great importance of this occasion.
“The law requires that you dress in an authorized personal floatation device in a lot of places on the Chattahoochee River. Lots of lives have been lost when men and women have been pulled underwater by hazardous currents. We have teamed up with SafeKids Columbus, Columbus Department of Fireplace & EMS, and Ga Division of All-natural Resources – Georgia DNR to educate Columbus children about river safety and place them in no cost existence jackets,” CPD shares.
For much more on that event set to just take place at the 14th Road Bridge, click on right here.
Academy Sports & Outside donated $6,800 really worth of lifetime jackets to Risk-free Young ones Columbus in recognition of H2o Protection Thirty day period.
Given that 2013 the athletics franchise has donated much more than $13,000 to Secure Children Columbus with intentions of advertising h2o security all through the community.
A news launch highlights the partnership involving Safe and sound Little ones Columbus and Academy Sports activities & Outdoors.
“Safe Kids Columbus aims to ensure that all kids in Columbus have the likelihood to expand up balanced and protected and do all the fantastic things young ones were meant to do. Academy is very pleased to help this target by supplying the correct equipment and awareness even though also advertising safety and accountability to empower small children to get energetic.”
Columbus Hearth & EMS attended the donation this early morning, and delivered the pursuing images of the function.