Media Release: Kohl's A Minute for Kids Campaign kick-off, November 3

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Kohl's A Minute for Kids Campaign kick-off, November 3

11-03-2010 (Dayton, OH) -

Kohl’s Associates in Action team members will be reinforcing the importance of safe play at 10:00 am on Thursday, November 3 at Edison Elementary School , 228 N. Broadway, Dayton, Ohio. 

Data drawn from Dayton Children’s emergency department reveals that thousands of injuries related to play, including sports, playground and wheeled injuries, could be prevented each year.  The purpose of the 2011-2012 campaign is not only to inform children but also their parents, caregivers and coaches that injuries are not “part of the game.” 

Dayton Children’s will be receiving $176,194 from the Kohl’s Cares ® program to support the 2011 Kohl’s A Minute for Kids Campaign. Since 2000 Kohl’s Department Stores has donated more than $1,341,281 to Dayton Children’s through their Kohl’s Cares® program.

At the kick-off event on November 3, Kohl’s Associates in Action Team members will be facilitating interactive stations for students at Edison around issues including: the importance of wearing a bicycle helmet, staying hydrated, recognizing the signs of concussions and reducing overuse/acute sports injuries. 

At future events, youth coaches will also be provided with a “toolkit” containing tip cards, a short safety video, a safety clipboard and other resources to help them identify and appropriately respond to injuries on the sidelines. 

Photos available upon request.

 

For more information about the A Minute for Kids campaign or the event contact Jessica Saunders at saundersj@childrensdayton.org.

 

About Kohl’s Department Stores:

Based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a family-focused, value-oriented specialty department store offering moderately priced, exclusive and national brand apparel, shoes, accessories, beauty and home products in an exciting shopping environment. With a commitment to environmental leadership, Kohl’s operates 1,097 stores in 49 states. In support of the communities it serves, Kohl’s has raised more than $180 million for children’s initiatives nationwide through its Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise program, which operates under Kohl's Cares, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kohl's Department Stores, Inc. For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit www.Kohls.com

For more information, contact:
Marketing Communications Department
Phone: 937-641-3666
marketing@childrensdayton.org

 

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