SafeGames 2010 Project to Launch During Vancouver Olympics

Volunteers To Distribute SafeKits - including 250,000 condoms – to Olympic Visitors
 
Dec. 17, 2009 - PRLog -- SafeGames 2010 (www.safegames2010.com), a consortium of more than 10 Vancouver community based organisations, is working together to ensure that those attending the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics celebrate safely.

Modelled on Salt Lake City’s successful SafeGames 2002 initiative, SafeGames 2010 will use a wide array of outreach and advocacy strategies. SafeGames’ teams will distribute incentives, including SafeGames SafeKits containing condoms, lube, lip balm, hand heaters, glow sticks, and other incentives, informational cards, and referrals to local providers and resources at high traffic pedestrian corners; special events; and areas adjacent to vendor tents, clubs, bars, and hotels. A cornerstone of the efforts will be to promote responsible alcohol consumption, including health and safe use information, information about transportation, and referrals to support groups.

SafeGames 2010 will be staying very busy with an estimated 500,000 expected to attend the Olympics. SafeGames will be distributing over a quarter of a million condoms, informational packets and other harm reduction materials, through a team of 200 outreach workers. Outreach workers will be easy to identify during the festivities, as they will be wearing jackets and hats bearing the distinctive SafeGames 2010 logo.

SafeGames 2010 is a community-wide collaboration of non-governmental organisations, advocacy groups, and government agencies who will combine their specialised skills to educate and inform people about behaviour risks associated with drug use, alcohol consumption, and sex; and to provide them with strategies and information to reduce those risks.

SafeGames 2010 is designed both to provide a needed intervention to at-risk populations, and to take advantage of the opportunity to educate people who may not know about risks of their own behaviour. With an estimated half-million people from all over the world expected to take advantage of a wide array of cultural, arts, educational, and entertainment activities; and to visit local restaurants, bars, clubs, hotels, and entertainment venues, SafeGames 2010 outreach, activities, and message will reach a large audience.

For more information, visit www.safegames2010.com

Media Inquiries Contact:
Evolutionary Media Group
Alanna Navitski / (1) 323-658-8700 / Alanna@emgpr.com
Jennifer Gross / (1) 323-658-8700 / Jennifer@emgpr.com

SafeGames
Luciano Colonna / (1) 801 635 7736 / colonna@safegames2010.com

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SafeGames 2010 is a community-wide collaboration committed to providing education and information about behavior risks associated with drug use, alcohol consumption, and sex, during the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games.
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