Playing It Safe!

Join us for a day of family safety education, including games, entertainment, child identification kits, prizes, inflatables and more:

Saturday, May 18, 2019
9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Leonhard Recreation Center
2307 Sangamon Dr, Champaign

Playing It Safe, Carle's free annual safety fair, features more than 50 activities and exhibits that focus on safety awareness for the entire family.

Between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., the first 1,500 guests will receive a free sample sandwich from Jimmy John's!

Champaign-Urbana MTD will provide transportation to and from the event with a printable flyer (coming soon!) Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult to ride the bus.


New in 2019

  • Carle Mobile Health Clinic tours
  • CU Autism Network
  • Fraud prevention and diabetes management (Health Alliance)
  • Self-care for adolescents (CU Public Health)

What You'll find at Playing It Safe this year

  • Ameren (electrical safety)
  • Arrow Ambulance
  • ATV Safety Institute
  • Be Smart (gun safety)
  • Bondville Fire (brush truck)
  • Carle Ambulatory Pediatrics (exercise and healthy choices)
  • Carle ECHO (hearing safety)
  • Carle Emergency Dept (poison control)
  • Carle Food Allergy Education Program
  • Carle Healthy Beginnings (hand washing)
  • Carle Mobile Health Clinic (physical activity and tours)
  • Carle Pediatrics (sun and water safety)
  • Carle Sports Medicine (proper hydration)
  • Carle Stroke Program (stroke signs)
  • Carle Trauma Services (build a first aid kit)
  • Champaign County Emergency Management Agency (preparing for bad weather)
  • Champaign County Farm Bureau Women's Committee (sharing the road)
  • Champaign County Humane Society (staying safe around dogs)
  • Champaign County Medical Reserve Corps (emergency situations)
  • Champaign Fire Department (fire safety house)
  • Champaign Park District (water rescue)
  • Champaign Police Department (Crime Scene Unit)
  • Champaign Police Department (K9 demonstration)
  • Child Care Resource Service (healthy eating & movement)
  • Child Care Resource and Referral Network/IDOT Traffic Safety (child passenger safety, distracted driving, work zone safety)
  • Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (safe bus-riding)
  • Crisis Nursery (easing parental stress)
  • CU Autism Network
  • CUPHD (Self-Care for Adolescents)
  • CUPHD (child safety seat check, spot the tot, seat belt check)
  • CU Safe Routes to School Project (bike rodeo)
  • Crisis Nursery (easing parental stress)
  • Health Alliance (fraud prevention and diabetes management)
  • Illinois Attorney General (internet safety)
  • Illinois Secretary of State (Life Goes On: Organ/Tissue Registry)
  • J.U.L.I.E., Inc
  • Metcad 911 (911, what you need to know)
  • Operation Lifesaver (railroad safety)
  • Rape Advocacy, Counseling & Education Services (self defense with radKIDS)
  • Tolono Masonic Lodge (Child ID)
  • Two Roads Wellness (bullying prevention)
  • Urbana Police Department (animal control & firearm safety)

family Fun & Entertainment

  • Action Inflatables bounce house
  • Music provided by DJ Fireproof
  • Free Jimmy John's sample sandwiches
  • "I Played It Safe!" photo opportunity
  • Prizes: hourly, grand prize and giveaways

premier event sponsors

  • DJ Fireproof Mobile DJ Services
  • Health Alliance (water sponsor)
  • Jimmy John's (lunch partner)
  • Texas Roadhouse

additional sponsors

  • Action Inflatables
  • Betsy's Bistro at Carle at The Fields
  • Cardinal Pool
  • Champaign County Emergency Management Agency
  • Champaign Park District
  • Durst Cycle and Fitness
  • Great Harvest Bread Co.
  • Kurt Lenschow, State Farm Agent (grand-prize sponsor)
  • Prairie Farms
  • Republic Services
  • Skateland

Event Partners

  • WDWS/WHMS/WKIO Radio Stations
  • Jimmy John's
  • Chambanamoms.com