Cobb Golf Classic yields $100K for safety

The Cobb County Board of Commissioners presented a $100,004 check on Dec. 11 to Safe Kids Cobb County and the Safety Village Foundation as profits from the 15th Annual Cobb Public Safety Charity Golf Classic.

The Cobb County Department of Public Safety hosted this event at the Brookstone Country Club on Oct. 8 with participation by around 140 golfers.

This event raised $100,004 to benefit Safe Kids Cobb County and the Cobb County Safety Village Foundation.

Safe Kids Cobb County has been dedicated to fighting accidental injury and death to children, who are under the age of 14, for more than 25 years, according to Cobb Public Safety Agency Director Sam Heaton.

Also, Safe Kids Cobb County works to increase public awareness of accidental injuries, advocates for child injury prevention policies and provides safety education and equipment to parents, caregivers, children and youths.

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In the past year, Safe Kids Cobb County reached more than 28,000 individuals through events such as child safety seat checks, bicycle safety rodeos, pedestrian safety events and water safety programs.

That included inspections of more than 2,600 vehicle safety seats and provision of 835 seats to families in need.

The Cobb County Safety Village offers a comprehensive, interactive training environment where children and adults learn fire prevention, injury prevention and critical life safety skills.

In 2017, the Cobb County Safety Village taught almost 25,000 students from the Cobb County School System, Marietta City Schools, Cobb private and home schools, including special needs children.

The Adult Safety programs educated more than 5,800 adults; and their Special Family Events hosted more than 4,000 participants.


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