For Immediate Release: May 22, 2012

Media Opportunity: Safe Kids North Carolina and Great Wolf Lodge Team up to Teach Water Safety

WHO:

North Carolina Department of Insurance, Safe Kids North Carolina, Great Wolf Lodge

WHAT:

Safe Kids North Carolina wants to show parents, caregivers and children best water safety practices in an effort to reduce child drownings, near-drownings and entrapments in swimming pools and spas.

There will be a brief press conference and video/photo opportunity of safety experts demonstrating water safety techniques and equipment in the pool area.

WHEN:

Friday, May 25, 2012
10:30 AM

WHERE:

Great Wolf Lodge
10175 Weddington Road
Concord, NC 28027

WHY:

An estimated 400 children age 14 and younger drown in swimming pools and spas each year across the U.S. A Consumer Product Safety Commission study found that 2,000 children are treated annually in hospital emergency rooms for submersion injuries sustained in familiar surroundings, with a majority of those victims being supervised by one or both parents at the time of the accident.

Click here for more information about water safety

Safe Kids North Carolina reaches out to parents, caregivers and children in 66 counties served by 38 coalitions across the state. Through these coalitions and partnerships, more than six million people have access to Safe Kids North Carolina programming. For more safety tips and information about Safe Kids North Carolina, visit www.ncsafekids.org.

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