Home » Sports » Green Bay Packers » Teaming up for safety

Teaming up for safety

Fletcher Forst, 6, of Marshfield, gets fitted for his bike helmet on July 27, during the Bellin Health Bike Rodeo held in conjunction with Packers training camp. Kris Leonhardt photo

By Kris Leonhardt


GREEN BAY – Bellin Health and the Green Bay Packers teamed up for safety, during the annual “Bike Rodeo” event, held July 27 in the Ray Nitschke Field parking lot to coincide with the Packers’ training camp.

The event featured free bike helmet fittings and a helmet giveaway, to ensure that all kids’ heads are protected, said Bellin Health Special Events Coordinator Roxanne Guzzonato.

“We have the helmets for the protection of the children’s heads, and then we have the De Pere Police Department that is here putting together an obstacle course — a safety bike course — for the children; so that they can understand how to stop properly at a stop, how to look both ways and how to navigate in and out of cones,” she said.

“We have a bike company here that looks at the children’s bikes; they make tweaks in the event their brakes aren’t working properly — just minor tweaks.

“We have a group of professionals here that have been trained to make sure that the helmets are fitting as secure as possible, so in the event of a fall their heads are protected.”

The event also offered face painting and balloon twisting, which carried into Saturday, July 29, when Bellin hosted their Bellin Village, a fun and health-focused event held in the same location.

Bellin Village also included bounce houses and a meet-and-greet with former Packer players George Koonce, Bill Schroeder and Chris Jacke.

Facebook Comments
Scroll to Top