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2018 Lids For Kids

The Lids for Kids Event Returns to Cole Park on June 14th, 2018

When helicopters, fire trucks and free bikes come together, it may seem like a dream come true for kids!

children with bikesSLV Health will be celebrating the 3rd Lids for Kids event on Thursday June 14th starting at 5 PM at Cole Park in Alamosa. Lids for Kids is a bike and helmet giveaway and safety event hosted by SLV Health. Children of all ages are eligible to have their name drawn to win a brand new bicycle and helmet.

The origins of Lids for Kids started when SLV Health wanted to connect with the community by promoting health, fitness and safety. Also, as a part of our new Trauma Level 3 status, we needed to provide an injury prevention outreach project. Julie Ramstetter-Trauma Coordinator reached out to Centura who agreed to donate 250 helmets. From that donation, stemmed the idea of giving away bikes to the youth in our community. From generous donations from SLV Health staff and SLV Health Volunteer Services, we were able to purchase over 200 bikes last year! This year there will be 200 bikes for children to win and 1500 children eligable to register for the drawing.

Similar to last year, there will be safety booths for children, sponsored by SLVH Pediatrics, CPR, Centura Health, Red Cross and many more. There’s a lot of learning. Every station has its learning aspect. 

Last year, more than 1,500 people attended the event and met our Alamosa Firefighters, Alamosa EMS crew, Alamosa Police and the SLV Health crew. Come see our Eagle Air helicopter land at 2 PM, and have the chance to tour the helicopter.

boy on a bikeThis event brings safety, health and awareness to the forefront. A host of fun and games keeps the mood light. Children will be receive a free sno-cone or ice cream when they register for the bike drawing. Elks Lodge will be handing out Child Print ID kits. A BBQ will be available for a small donation to benefit SLV Health’s Helping Hands program. Children will have a chance to mingle with the clinical staff and doctors of SLV Health, and the Alamosa Fire Department will be spraying the audience from their fire truck.

“We’re excited to provide this safety event and love giving back to the community,” states Patti Thompson, CCO of SLV Health.San Luis Valley Health has heard requests from individuals and outside organizations on how they can help and contribute to the purchasing of bikes for this event. All donations from this "gofundme" campaign will be used to purchase bikes and to benefit the 2018 Lids for Kids community event. 

Come out and enjoy, learn and have a good time at the 2018 Lids for Kids event hosted by SLV Health.

For more information call, 719-587-1211.