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Naperville Skaters And Police Square Off For Doughnut Eating Contest At Skater Picnic
Naperville Police and Kids Matter sponsors 5th annual skateboarding picnic to help stress community values and one of the highlights of the event is a doughnut eating contest
By: Stacy Jones / Kids Matter
What: 5th Annual Skaters Picnic
When:Saturday, August 30, 2008 – 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: Centennial Beach Skate Park, 500 Jackson Street, Naperville, IL 60540
Who: Sponsored by the Naperville Police Department, Naperville Park District Police and KidsMatter
Skaters of all ages are invited to bring their skate boards to skate at this wonderful community facility, socialize with members of the City and Park District Police Departments, and enjoy a free picnic lunch served by the Naperville Police Department and KidsMatter. Highlights of the event will include a doughnut eating contest between the Naperville Police Department and the skaters, free t-shirts to the first 200 skaters who attend, and an exciting raffle drawing. Naperville’s own Mayor Pradel will be on hand for meet and greets and he will also pass out the raffle prizes to the lucky winners.
“This event provides a fun opportunity to let the skating youth of our community know that they are valued” quotes Stacy Jones, communications manager for KidsMatter. “It also helps open up the lines of communication while enhancing relationships with Naperville’s skating youth.”
The Skaters’ Picnic was the inspiration of Commander Ken Parcel of the Naperville Police Department. Both the Police Department and KidsMatter believe in educating and encouraging adults to build Developmental Assets in Naperville’s youth. Developmental Assets are concrete, common sense, positive experiences and qualities essential to raising successful young people. These assets have the power to influence the choices young people make, particularly during critical adolescent years, to help them become healthy, caring, and responsible adults.
The Skaters’ Picnic is designed to help build the Developmental Asset of “Community Values Youth” among Naperville skaters as well as promote the skate park as a healthy outlet for positive youth activity.
For more information about this event, please contact Commander Ken Parcel of the Naperville Police Department at 630.305.5485 or visit the Kids Matter website at http://www.kidsmatter2us.org
Helping Youth By Developing Community Assets
P.O. Box 662
Naperville, IL 60566
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About KidsMatter They are a Naperville not-for-profit organization. their mission is to educate and encourage people in their community to build Developmental Assets in youth to help them succeed.