At Gluckstein Lawyers, we are proud to host the Set 4 Safety Volleyball Tournament fundraiser to support the Peel Helmets on Kids program. This program is a community-driven initiative committed to making the streets safer for hundreds of young cyclists. The cost of the helmets is covered through donations from members of the Set 4 Safety Volleyball Fundraiser. Gluckstein Lawyers, other law firms, businesses, and community partners come together to fund the purchase of helmets for those who may not have access to one. Since 2008, we have provided over 7500 children with helmets to help our children remain active and stay healthy and safe. Since its inception, the Peel HOK program has expanded, distributing 500 helmets in 2008 to approximately 1000 helmets in 2021, and we expect the need for the program to continue to grow.
Each year, grade three and four students in Peel Region receive free bike helmets through this safety initiative, coordinated by the Peel Children’s Safety Village and the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) Helmets on Kids program. Each year, except for 2020 and 2021, participating schools in the Helmets On Kids initiative also receive a 25-minute educational safety assembly at their school, presented by Peel Regional Police and Peel Children’s Safety Village staff. School staff select students who need helmets to receive them free of charge.
Unfortunately, this year, in response to the ongoing pandemic, Gluckstein Lawyers could not lead the Set 4 Safety fundraiser. Still, we will continue our mission to keep the streets safer for young cyclists by funding the cost of the helmets this year. In addition, due to the consequent school closures, the in-person educational safety assembly could not take place. But we persevered, and Gluckstein Lawyers has worked closely with the Peel Regional Police Safety Village to put together a short educational video about bike and helmet safety to be distributed to each child receiving a bike helmet from the Peel HOK Program.
The best way to prevent injury is to understand what you can do to keep you and your children safe. Please take a moment to watch the video and share it with all your family and friends. Then, get outside, stay healthy, and, most of all, be safe.
We hope to resume the Set 4 Safety Charity Volleyball Tournament in support of the Peel Helmets on Kids Program in June 2022. We want to welcome you back to the courts to have some fun while raising money to fund the purchase of 1000 helmets for those who may not have access to one. Please check back in Spring 2022 for Registration and Sponsorship Information and details.
Sandev Purewal, a Senior Litigation Lawyer at Gluckstein Lawyers, serves as Chair of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) Helmets on Kids Program, which provides free bicycle helmets to children in need. If you are interested in more information about the Helmets on Kids Program, please contact Sandev Purewal.
Are you interested in participating or sponsoring the Set 4 Safety fundraising volleyball tournament in 2022?