The Green Bay Packers Friday teamed up with Children's Health Education Center (CHEC) and Kohl's Department Stores to promote bike safety with a bike helmet fitting and giveaway.
During Friday morning's practice in the Don Hutson Center, representatives from CHEC, a member of the Children's Hospital and Health System, and Kohl's fitted and distributed a number of limited-edition bike helmets to Packers fans outside Lambeau Field. Representatives also educated children and their parents about the importance of wearing properly fitted bike helmets.
After practice, Packers players Nick Barnett and Aaron Kampman joined the group and were fitted with their own helmets to demonstrate the importance of wearing properly fitted helmets and following safe practices for bike riding.
"It's something that's very important to me," said Kampman. "I know my sons will wear them at all times when they're on their bikes. It's a practice you can't ignore, so it's good to help get the word out on this important issue."
The promotion at Packers training camp was a component of "Kohl's Tour for Kids' Safety," a program designed to teach families about vehicle and bike safety through hands-on car seat installation clinics and interactive programs that promote the importance of wearing properly fitted bike helmets. Today's event was the first in the joint program of the CHEC and Kohl's. More information about CHEC's programs can be found online at www.bluekids.org.