Kisling, Nestico and Redick Help Youngstown Youth Suit Up for Bike Riding Season

Jun 19, 2019 Press Release

Law firm donates 300 helmets to YMCA of Youngstown camp goers

Youngstown – In Ohio, currently only 10 to 20% of children wear bike helmets, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, and if all children nationally ages four to 15 wore helmets, 39,000 to 45,000 head injuries would be prevented annually. Kisling, Nestico and Redick (“KNR”) wants to help increase the number of children wearing helmets to promote bike safety and, in turn, cut down on injuries.

Today, KNR donated 300 helmets to YMCA of Youngstown camp goers, which consists of children from Davis Family YMCA and Central YMCA. The kids – ages three to 13 – are participating in the YMCA’s summer day camp and enrichment camps.

“During the summer, children are riding their bikes constantly,” said Michael Maillis, partner at KNR. “It’s important for them to learn bike safety right away, which includes wearing a helmet at all times. We see many instances through our work that injuries could have been lessened by strapping on a helmet. We want to make sure kids are putting their safest foot forward this summer.”

This initiative is a part of KNR’s year-long campaign, KNR Cares About Kids, which is focused on helping kids throughout Ohio reach their full potential. The law firm hopes its efforts will inspire others in the community to jump on board and pay it forward. KNR encourages everyone to share their deeds on social media using #KNRCares.

“In everything we do, including our summer day camp and enrichment camps, we strive to prepare the children in our community for life and keep them active,” said Tom Gacse, chief executive officer at YMCA of Youngstown. “Being able to provide them with helmets helps reinstate that they should wear one each time they hop on their bikes.”

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