Same Playing It Safe: New date & location!

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

Saturday, May 20, 2017
9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Leonhard Recreation Center
2307 Sangamon Dr, Champaign

Playing It Safe, a free annual safety fair sponsored by Carle and Safe Kids Champaign County, 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 hot dog courtesy of Sonic Drive-In, including chips and a bottle of water. Free ice cream, provided by Prairie Farms, will be available throughout the day as supplies last.

Champaign-Urbana MTD will provide transportation to and from the event with this printable flyer. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult to ride the bus.

What You'll LEARN ABOUT at Playing It Safe

  • Animal Control (Urbana Police)
  • Bicycle helmet fitting & sales
  • Bike rodeo (CU Safe Routes to School Project)
  • Bike safety inspection (Carle Security)
  • Bomb squat robot (Champaign Police)
  • Build-your-own first aid kit (Carle Trauma Services)
  • Call before you dig / underground dangers (J.U.L.I.E.)
  • Carle Arrow Ambulance
  • Child passenger and work zone safety (Illinois Department of Transportation)
  • Child seat safety check by certified technicians (Safe Kids)
  • Crime seat unit (Champaign Police)
  • Easing parental stress for safe & healthy kids (Crisis Nursery)
  • Emergency kits (Carle Therapy)
  • Emergency preparedness (American Red Cross)
  • Emergency trivia (Champaign Co. Medical Reserve Corps)
  • Fire safety house (Champaign Fire)
  • Fire trucks
  • Firearm safety (Urbana Police)
  • Food allergy awareness (Carle Food Allergy Education Program)
  • Head and brain safety (Carle Stroke)
  • Healthy eating and movement (Child Care Resource Center)
  • Hearing safety (Carle ECHO)
  • K-9 demonstrations (Champaign County Sheriff's Office)
  • Helmet safety "melon drop" demonstrations (CU Safe Routes to School)
  • Illinois Child ID station (Eastern Area Masonic Lodge)
  • Internet safety (Office of the Attorney General)
  • Keep your money safe and growing (U of I Extension)
  • "Life Goes On" organ/tissue donation registry (Illinois Secretary of State)
  • Never leave a child alone / Trunk entrapment (Safe Kids)
  • Outdoor safety (Illinois Conservation Police)
  • Pet poison prevention (ASPCA)
  • Playing it safe with health insurance (Health Alliance Medical Plans)
  • Poison safety and prevention (Illinois Poison Center / Carle ER)
  • Preparing for bad weather (CCEMA)
  • Proper handwashing (Carle Nursing)
  • Proper hydration (Carle Sports Med)
  • Railroad safety (Operation Lifesaver)
  • Safe bus riding (C-U MTD)
  • Seatbelt check (Safe Kids)
  • Self defense with radKIDS
  • Sharing the road (Champaign County Farm Bureau Women's Committee)
  • “Spot the Tot” blind spot awareness / OnStar (Safe Kids)
  • Staying safe around dogs (Champaign Co. Humane Society)
  • Storm simulator (Urbana Fire)
  • Stuffee (Champaign Head Start)
  • SWAT Team and weapons display (Champaign Police)
  • Sun safety (Carle Pediatrics & NICU)
  • Water safety (Carle Pediatrics & NICU)
  • Water rescue (Champaign Park District)

family Fun & Entertainment

  • Action Inflatables bounce house
  • DJ Fireproof, Phil Edwards
  • "I Played It Safe!" photo opportunity
  • Mommy & baby feeding area
  • Prizes - hourly, grand prize, and giveaways

Prize Donors

  • Applebee's Grill in Champaign
  • Cardinal Pool
  • Champaign Cycle Co
  • Champaign Park District
  • Great Harvest Bread Co
  • Kurt Lenschow, State Farm Agent
  • Meatheads Burgers and Fries
  • Skateland
  • Target
  • University of Illinois Campus Ice Arena
  • Za's Italian Cafe

Event Donors

  • Action Inflatables
  • Champaign County Tent
  • CUMTD
  • Health Alliance
  • Hendrick House
  • Home City Ice
  • Prairie Farms Urbana
  • Republic Services
  • Sonic Drive-In

Event Partners

  • Safe Kids Champaign County
  • WDWS/WHMS/WKIO
  • Sonic Drive-In