The Tuscarawas County Safe Kids Coalition will hold a safety fair Saturday from 11 to 2 at the New Philadelphia Skate Park. The event, part of National Safe Kids Week, is designed to teach children, teens and caregivers about the brain and risks of traumatic brain injury. Free food, T-shirts and multi-sport helmets will be offered.
According to Safe Kids, traumatic brain injury is the leading killer and disabler of children. Each year more than 3,000 children are killed and about 29,000 are hospitalized because of preventable traumatic brain injury.