Playing It Safe!

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

Saturday, May 19, 2018
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 this printable flyer. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult to ride the bus.

New This Year

  • Bullying prevention
  • Healthy lifestyles and movement with Carle pediatricians
  • Jimmy John's free sample sandwiches
  • My Safe City electrical safety
  • PlayRx/Prescription to Play
  • The ABCs of safe sleep

What You Will find at Playing It Safe

  • 911, what you need to know! (Metcad 911)
  • Animal Control (Urbana Police)
  • Bike Rodeo (CU Safe Routes to School)
  • Brain attack! Know stroke; save a life (Carle Stroke Program)
  • Build-your-own first aid kit (Carle Trauma Services)
  • Bullying prevention (Two Roads Wellness Clinic)
  • Safe bus-riding (CUMTD)
  • 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 (Champaign-Urbana Public Health)
  • Crime Scene Unit (Champaign Police)
  • Easing parental stress for safe & healthy kids (Crisis Nursery)
  • Electrical safety / My Safe City (Ameren and Eastern Illini Electric Coop)
  • Emergency kits (Carle Therapy Services)
  • Emergency preparedness (American Red Cross)
  • Emergency trivia (Champaign Co. Medical Reserve Corps)
  • Fire safety education (Champaign Fire)
  • Firearm safety (Urbana Police)
  • Food allergy awareness (Carle Food Allergy Education Program)
  • Healthy eating (Child Care Resource Service)
  • Healthy lifestyles and movement (Carle Pediatricians)
  • Helmet fitting and sales (CU Safe Routes to School)
  • Illinois Child ID station / ILchIP (Eastern Area Masonic Lodge)
  • Internet safety (Illinois Attorney General)
  • K9 Demonstration (Champaign Police)
  • Life Goes On: organ/tissue registry (Illinois Secretary of State Organ/Tissue Donor Program)
  • Outdoor safety (IL Conservation Police)
  • Pet poison prevention (ASPCA)
  • Playing it safe with health insurance (Health Alliance Medical Plans)
  • PlayRx (Champaign-Urbana Public Health)
  • Poison safety and prevention (Illinois Poison Center / Carle ER)
  • Preparing for bad weather (Champaign Co. Emergency Management Agency)
  • Proper handwashing (Carle Digestive Health Institute)
  • Proper hydration (Carle Sports Med)
  • Railroad safety (Operation Lifesaver)
  • Seatbelt check (Champaign-Urbana Public Health)
  • Self-defense with radKIDS (RACES / Carle ER)
  • Sharing the road with farm equipment (Champaign County Farm Bureau Women's Committee)
  • “Spot the Tot” blind spot awareness (Champaign-Urbana Public Health)
  • Stuffee (Carle Pediatricians)
  • SWAT Team (Champaign Police SWAT Team)
  • Sun safety (Carle Inpatient Pediatrics & NICU)
  • The ABCs of safe sleep (Carle OB Services)
  • Water safety (Carle Inpatient Pediatrics & NICU)
  • Water rescue (Champaign Park District)

family Fun & Entertainment

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

Prize Donors

  • AMC Champaign 13
  • Cardinal Pool
  • Champaign Park District
  • Cookies by Design
  • C-U Safe Routes to School
  • Durst Cycle and Fitness
  • Goodrich Savoy 16 IMAX
  • Great Harvest Bread Co.
  • I-Power School of Gymnastics
  • Jupiter's At The Crossing
  • Kurt Lenschow, State Farm Agent
  • Meatheads
  • Orpheum Children's Science Museum
  • Skateland
  • Target
  • TCBY
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • University of Illinois Campus Ice Arena
  • Urbana Boulders
  • Walmart Supercenters in Champaign, Urbana and Savoy

Event Donors

  • Action Inflatables
  • Champaign Park District
  • Health Alliance
  • Hendrick House
  • Home City Ice
  • Jimmy John's
  • Prairie Farms
  • Republic Services

Event Partners

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