Bees to Host Prevention Dimensions Kids Day

May 8, 2017 1:28 PM

SALT LAKE CITY (May 8, 2017) - On Tuesday, May 9, the Salt Lake Bees and the Utah State Office of Education will host more than 12,000 students for Prevention Dimensions Kids Day, with free admission courtesy of Med One Capital and Questar. 

The Bees will face the Omaha Storm Chasers at 10:35 a.m. at Smith's Ballpark.

 

The fifth and sixth grade students attending the 15th annual event will be treated to an on field opening ceremony where Bees General Manager Marc Amicone will declare the day as Prevention Dimensions Kids Day in Utah, which promotes drug and alcohol prevention.

 

The National Anthem will be sung by Vienna Wolfgram, while a flag presentation will feature children from Eagle Bay Elementary, Lake Ridge Elementary School, Newman Elementary School, Nibley Elementary School, and Antelope Elementary School.

 

Attendees are also encouraged to bring a canned food donation for the Utah Food Bank as part of the program.

 

Prevention Dimensions is Utah's Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities curriculum, which supports the Utah State Office of Education pre-kindergarten through 12th grade health core. The program strives to give students a strong foundation of effective violence and substance abuse prevention skills. The program began in 1982 as a joint effort between the Utah State Division of Substance Abuse, Utah State Department of Health, Utah State Office of Education and Utah State PTA.

 

Prevention Dimensions Kids Day is part of the Bees organization's ongoing commitment to community outreach, health and wellness and youth development.

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