Naperville Police Hold Donut Eating Contest With Local Skaters

Released on: July 20, 2008, 10:46 am

Press Release Author: Kids Matter / Stacy Jones

Industry: Non Profit

Press Release Summary: Kids Matter and Naperville Police sponsors 5th annual
skateboarding picnic to help stress community values and parent awareness

Press Release Body: On Saturday, August 30th the Naperville Police Department,
Naperville Park District Police and KidsMatter, formerly known as the Naperville
Youth Coalition are excited to host the fifth annual Skaters' Picnic at the
Centennial Beach Skate Park in downtown Naperville.

What: 5th Annual Skaters Picnic
When:Saturday, August 30, 2008 - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Where: Centennial Beach Skate Park, 500 Jackson Street, Naperville, IL 60540
Who: Sponsored by the Naperville Police Department, Naperville Park District Police
and KidsMatter

Skaters of all ages are invited to bring their skate boards to skate at this
wonderful community facility, socialize with members of the City and Park District
Police Departments, and enjoy a free picnic lunch served by the Naperville Police
Department and KidsMatter. Highlights of the event will include a Donut eating
contest between the Naperville Police Department and the skaters, free t-shirts to
the first 200 skaters who attend, and an exciting raffle drawing. Naperville's own
Mayor Pradel will be on hand for meet and greets and he will also pass out the
raffle prizes to the lucky winners.

"This event provides a fun opportunity to let the skating youth of our community
know that they are valued" quotes Stacy Jones, communications manager for
KidsMatter. "It also helps open up the lines of communication while enhancing
relationships with Naperville's skating youth."

The Skaters' Picnic was the inspiration of Commander Ken Parcel of the Naperville
Police Department. Both the Police Department and KidsMatter believe in educating
and encouraging adults to build Developmental Assets in Naperville's youth.
Developmental Assets are concrete, common sense, positive experiences and qualities
essential to raising successful young people. These assets have the power to
influence the choices young people make, particularly during critical adolescent
years, to help them become healthy, caring, and responsible adults.

The Skaters' Picnic is designed to help build the Developmental Asset of "Community
Values Youth" among Naperville skateboarders as well as promote the skate park as a
healthy outlet for positive youth activity.

For more information about this event, please contact Commander Ken Parcel of the
Naperville Police Department at 630.305.5485 or visit the Kids Matter website at

Web Site:

Contact Details: Kids Matter
Helping Youth By Developing Community Assets
P.O. Box 662
Naperville, IL 60566
Phone: (630) 527-6562
Stacy Jones
Communications Manager

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