St. Mary's and Kohl's sponsor "Celebrate Safety with the Evansville Otters"|
(Evansville, IN) – In an effort to keep kids safe in our community, St. Mary's Children's Services and Kohl's Department Stores are once again teaming up to sponsor "Celebrate Safety with the Evansville Otters" on Friday, Aug. 23 at Bosse Field. The Otters will host the Frontier Greys that evening at 6:35 p.m.
Tickets are now available. You can pick up your free tickets to the Otters game, courtesy of St. Mary's and Kohl's, at St. Mary's Center for Children or at either Kohl's location in Evansville.
The first 500 kids through the gates, age 12 and under, will receive a free bike helmet. Children can also register to win one of two free bicycles (one for girls and one for boys) to be given away during the baseball game. The Evansville Bicycle Club will fit the helmets for the kids.
There will be excitement throughout the evening, as St. Mary's LifeFlight helicopter will land in the outfield at Bosse Field to deliver the baseball for the ceremonial first pitch. And make sure you stay for a special fireworks display after the game.
As the lead agency for SAFE KIDS Vanderburgh and Warrick County chapters, and the area's only Trauma Center verified in Pediatrics, St. Mary's is committed to the safety of children in the Tri-State area.
For the past eight years, Kohl's Department Stores has partnered with St. Mary's to develop a program to Keep Kids Safe. Celebrate Safety with the Evansville Otters is a safety event and the kickoff for this year's program.
Kohl's Department Stores, through the Kohl's Cares® cause merchandise program, will present St. Mary's with a check for $73,862 during the seventh-inning stretch of the Otters game. The donation was collected from Kohl's stores in the Evansville area and will be used throughout the next year to educate children and their caregivers on ways to stay safe.
Kohl's commitment to St. Mary's is made possible through the Kohl's Cares cause merchandise program. Through this initiative, Kohl's sells $5 books and plush toys, with 100 percent of net profit benefiting children's health and education programs nationwide, including hospital partnerships like this one. Kohl's has gifted $542,548 to St. Mary's Children's Services since 2006.
In addition to the merchandise program, Kohl's Cares features the Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program, which this year will recognize more than 2,200 young volunteers with a total of $420,000 in scholarships and prizes. For more information, please visit www.Kohls.com/Cares.
For more information about the Celebrate Safety with the Evansville Otters event, please call Sally Gries, St. Mary's Annual Giving and Grants Coordinator, at 812-485-4730.