Each second-grade student in Yankton received a new bike helmet this week thanks to the annual bike helmet giveaway sponsored by Yankton Medical Clinic and the Yankton Rotary Club.
The students gathered at the Yankton High School auditorium and learned about bike safety from the Yankton Police Department and Dr. David Withrow who used an egg to demonstrate what can happen to your head in an accident.
Yankton Rotary President Rich Burns says this annual event has been helping Yankton youth be safe for twenty-seven years. Burns adds that Rotary is proud to be a continuing donor for this program and thankful for the partnerships formed by both Kopetsky’s Ace Hardware and Yankton Medical Clinic.
Two hundred fourteen helmets were fitted by volunteers from Yankton Medical Clinic, Yankton Rotary Club, the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine students, and Kopetsky’s Ace Hardware in less than an hour on Wednesday.