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Rep. Sykes hosts Bike Helmet Giveaway at Akron Elementary School

Approximately 100 first and second graders served at Bike Helmet event
June 10, 2022
Emilia Strong Sykes News

AKRON – Friday, May 27, 2022, State Representative Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron), in collaboration with the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, and Akron Children’s Hospital, hosted a bike helmet giveaway for first and second grade students at the Helen Arnold Community Learning Center. In its sixth year, this event promotes helmet safety and injury prevention during Bike helmet safety month every May.

“It has always been a top priority to ensure the safety and security of the residents I serve, and it is always a pleasure to return to Helen Arnold Community Learning Center for the bike helmet giveaway,'' said Rep. Sykes. “I am grateful for the partnership with local and state organizations that value the well-being and protection of children in our community."

Nearly 100 students received bike helmets, donated by the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, followed by a safety presentation from the Akron Children’s hospital injury prevention team.