Glacier Valley wins hospital's KidSafe participation contest

Posted: Sunday, March 01, 2009

JUNEAU - Bartlett Regional Hospital recently awarded a check in the amount of $2,000 to Glacier Valley Elementary School for the highest percentage of students attending the KidSafe Saturday event held Feb. 7 at Centennial Hall.

Approximately 438 kids, many accompanied by parents or friends, attended the event. A notice was sent to the schools in the area announcing that the school with the largest percentage of students attending the event would win $2,000 toward supplies or other needed items for the school. Glacier Valley is a neighborhood school serving 328 students in kindergarten through fifth grade and had nearly 21 percent of their students in attendance.

This event would not be possible without the help of volunteers and the support from the participating organizations: Airlift Northwest Air Ambulance, Alaska Department of Fish & Game, the Department of Public Safety fire marshal, Alaska Injury Prevention Unit, the Department of Transportation's Safe Routes to School, Alaska Electric Light & Power Co., Alaska State Troopers, Bartlett Regional Hospital, Bartlett Regional Hospital Guild, Capital City Fire & Rescue & Volunteers, Capital Transit, Cooperative Extension Service - University of Alaska Fairbanks, Discovery Southeast, 4H, First Student, Gastineau Humane Society's Animal Control, Juneau Crime Line, Eaglecrest Ski Area, Juneau Police Department, Juneau Freewheelers bicycle club, Juneau School District, National Council on Alcohol & Drug Dependence, Juneau Empire, downtown Juneau Rotary Club, Northstar Behavioral Health, Tongass Regional Eye Clinic, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Coast Guard and the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

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