Promoting Child Safety
The number-one killer of children in the U.S. – preventable injuries – cause 8,000 children’s deaths each year. THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health at Wolfson Children’s Hospital serves as the lead agency for Safe Kids Northeast Florida and provides families with services and information to keep Jacksonville’s children safe. They provide water, child passenger, home, sports, bike, and pedestrian safety education at community events and programs throughout Jacksonville. The Northeast Florida area has seen a steady decline in unintentional injury related deaths since the inception of Safe Kids Northeast Florida in 2004.
Funded by Kohl’s Cares, educators from THE PLAYERS Center facilitate Ready, Set, Sleep classes to teach caretakers important information about CPR, breastfeeding, general baby safety, and safe sleep techniques. Additionally, certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians hold classes at several locations around Northeast Florida to educate parents and caretakers about keeping children safe in and around motor vehicles.
“THE PLAYERS Championship is committed to promoting the health and well-being of area families. Through our long-time support of THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health and Wolfson Children’s Hospital, we know that children’s lives are being saved in Northeast Florida and families have been strongly impacted thanks to child safety awareness and education initiatives and childhood injury prevention programs provided by the Center and their team.”
Matt Rapp, SVP & Executive Director