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Edwardsville Township to sponsor safety components of Rotary Criterium


The board of Edwardsville Township has authorized a $5,000 service contract allowing the township to provide public safety components of the Rotary Criterium to be held Aug. 20 in downtown Edwardsville.

It is the second year the township has agreed to support the event.

“The Rotary has again asked for our support of the Rotary Criterium – one of the community’s largest and most well-attended signature events in Edwardsville and Glen Carbon,” said Supervisor Frank Miles. The township will support the Criterium with safety barricades, supplemental EMT stations, and supplemental safety and event security personnel.

The township will be recognized as a presenting sponsor.

The township will again host the GlennonKids Safety Program from SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. The GlennonKid’s Safety Program will offer free bicycle helmet fittings to children ages 2 to 18 compliments of the Kohl’s Cares program.

“Last year, the GlennonKids Safety Program distributed over 300 helmets to children at the event. We are expecting an even larger turnout this year,” Miles said. “Our goal is to ensure that every child that participates in the event has a properly fitted helmet.”

Fittings will take place at the Edwardsville Township tent at the event. Staff from Cardinal Glennon will teach parents how to correctly fit their children’s helmets. Children with incorrectly fitting helmets may trade the old for a new properly fitting helmet. Children without helmets may receive one for free while supplies last.

For more information about the bike helmet safety checks or helmet fittings during the event, contact Edwardsville Township at (618) 656-0292.

— From the Illinois Business Journal

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