Summer Satety Slam event set for Thursday
Summer Safety Slam
Who: Providence Police Department, OVCaPA, ONE Neighborhood Builders
What: 4th-annual Summer Safety Slam
Where: Donigian Park (on Valley Street in Olneyville).
When: Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Why: The 4th annual Summer Safety Slam will bring local police departments, residents, and community-based organizations together, providing an opportunity to promote partnership, crime prevention and neighborhood camaraderie.
About the Summer Safety Slam
The Summer Safety Slam is an event that brings local police departments, residents, and community-based organizations together to promote partnership, crime prevention and neighborhood camaraderie. While this one night is certainly not an answer to crime, drugs, and violence, the Summer Safety Slam represents the kind of spirit, energy and determination that makes our neighborhood a safer place year-round. At this event, children and their families have the unique opportunity to engage with Providence police officers and officers in training, to get to know them as individuals beyond the uniform. Together, officers and families form partnerships and challenge each other with healthy competition through lively athletic competitions and activities. The Slam also promotes community resources, with vendors from close to 20 agencies and the Department of Health that highlight how to access affordable and healthy food, when and why to get your children vaccinated, how to keep children safe in the car and in the home, and much more. This year, the Slam will only offer only healthy food, replacing all soda with water, hot dogs and hamburgers with grilled chicken sandwiches from Food4Good and junk food with fruits donated by Food on the Move.
(release from ONE Neighborhood Builders)