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"Put A Lid On It" Bike Helmet Giveaway Is Saturday

Free BMX Type Helmets To Be Given Out To Valley Children

January 11, 2019 - 1:51 pm

LAS VEGAS (KXNT) - Community commitment will be put on display Saturday at the 14th annual "Put A Lid On It! The after Christmas bicycle helmet giveaway will be held at Jaguar Land Rover, located at 6425 Roy Horn Way. The event goes from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and will feature BMX Professional Ricardo Laguna and friends doing some cool stunts.

Anyone needing a helmet, including adults, are encouraged to come out.

Many kids got new wheels for holiday gifts, but often not the most important accessory; a helmet to protect their head if they crash, and on wheels, that could be quite often. As a community service, Land Rober has been distributing free helmets for years, 14 to be exact; literally, thousands of helmets have been given to community families through the years.

This year, BMX star Ricardo Laguna and his high-flying friends add to the event, bringing their own special showmanship to an event boasting entertainment and big fun for all. Laguna will also be talking to kids about keeping a "lid" on their head, and why it is so important, chances are he will be autographing helmets if asked.

Helmets reduce the incidence of brain trauma by more than half when worn properly, which is snug, low on the forehead, and no-gap-in-the-strap. volunteers from Safe Kids, Look Out, Kids About and Mountain View Hospital will be there to properly fit helmets on all family members.