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 nearly 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. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult to ride the bus.

New in 2019

  • Be SMART
  • Carle Mobile Health Clinic tours
  • CU Autism Network
  • Fraud prevention and diabetes management (Health Alliance)
  • One Week Boutique (product safety recalls)
  • Real Life Families
  • Self-care for adolescents (CU Public Health)

What You'll find at Playing It Safe this year

  • Ameren (electrical safety)
  • ATV Safety Institute
  • Be SMART (gun safety)
  • Bondville Fire (brush truck)
  • Carle Ambulatory Pediatrics (Stuffee and Movin' & Groovin' obstacle course)
  • Carle Arrow Ambulance
  • 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 OB (safe sleep)
  • Carle Pediatrics (sun and water safety)
  • Carle Sports Medicine (proper hydration)
  • Carle Stroke Program (stroke signs)
  • Carle Trauma Services (build your own 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)
  • Champaign Police Department (SWAT)
  • Child Care Resource Service (healthy eating & movement)
  • 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, seatbelt check)
  • CU Safe Routes to School Project (bike rodeo)
  • East Central Illinois Bomb Squad
  • Health Alliance (fraud prevention and diabetes management)
  • IDOT Traffic Safety (child passenger safety, distracted driving, work zone safety)
  • Illinois Attorney General (internet safety)
  • Illinois Secretary of State (Life Goes On: Organ/Tissue Registry)
  • J.U.L.I.E., Inc (underground dangers / call before you dig)
  • Metcad 911 (911, what you need to know)
  • One Week Boutique (product safety recalls)
  • Operation Lifesaver (railroad safety)
  • Rape Advocacy, Counseling & Education Services (self defense with radKIDS)
  • Real Life Families
  • Tolono Masonic Lodge (Child ID kits)
  • Two Roads Wellness (bullying prevention)
  • Urbana Police Department (animal control & firearm safety)

family Fun & Entertainment

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

premier event sponsors

  • Betsy's Bistro at The Fields
  • DJ Fireproof Mobile DJ Services
  • Health Alliance (water sponsor)
  • Jimmy John's (lunch partner)
  • Texas Roadhouse

additional sponsors

  • Action Inflatables
  • AMC Champaign 13
  • Applebee's
  • Cardinal Pool
  • Champaign County Emergency Management Agency
  • Champaign Park District
  • Champaign Walmart Supercenter
  • Chili's Grill and Bar
  • Cookies by Design
  • Durst Cycle and Fitness
  • Elevate Trampoline Park
  • Goodrich Savoy 16 IMAX
  • Great Harvest Bread Co.
  • I-Power School of Gymnastics, Inc.
  • Kurt Lenschow, State Farm Agent (grand-prize sponsor)
  • Meijer
  • Prairie Farms
  • Republic Services
  • Savoy Walmart Supercenter
  • Skateland
  • Target
  • TCBY
  • U of I Campus Recreation
  • Urbana Walmart Supercenter

Event Partners

  • WDWS/WHMS/WKIO Radio Stations
  • Jimmy John's