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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

KidsMatter to host Skaters’ Picnic at Last Fling


Annual Skaters’ Picnic  Hosted by KidsMatter,  Naperville Police Department, and  Park District Police

Skaters of all ages and their families are invited to the 9th annual Skaters’ Picnic at Centennial Beach Skate Park on Sat., September 1, from 11AM to 2PM during the Jaycees’ Last Fling Celebration.

This free event, hosted by KidsMatter,  Naperville Police, and Park District Police, will provide skaters with a free lunch, raffle ticket for prizes, and  t-shirt to the first 100 skaters. Character Skateboards will bring professional skaters to perform skate demonstrations and a DJ will be on hand to play music. Other highlights of the event include a doughnut eating contest refereed by Mayor Pradel, pie eating competition and  skateboard games.

“The Skaters’ Picnic provides our police the opportunity to meet our skating youth on their own turf. KidsMatter’s purpose is to create a comfortable venue for interaction between the kids and adults to communicate our appreciation for who they are and what they enjoy doing.” said IdaLynn Wenhold, Executive Director for KidsMatter.

KidsMatter’s mission is to equip youth and families with tools to manage the stress of everyday life through dynamic school and community programs, practical education, resources and youth recognition.


For more information visit KidsMatter,  www.kidsmatter2us.org.

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