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Chautauqua Children’s Safety Education Village

Join us for a day of fun for the whole family! The Chautauqua Children’s Safety Education Village is hosting what will be the first of an annual event called the Hit ‘Em & Bag ‘Em Tournament, which will take place on August 13th (rain date 14th), starting at 8am at Bergman Park in Jamestown. Participants may sign up for the Adult Co-Ed Softball Tournament, Corn-Hole Tournament (Or both), Youth Baseball Tournament or to be a vendor.

The Adult Co-Ed Softball and Corn-hole Tournament format will be double elimination and/or round robin depending on final number of entries. Two games are always guaranteed. Teams must consist of at least 4 girls, of the required 10 players, on the field at all times. The cost is $200 per team. The championship team will receive a cash prize as well as event T-Shirts. The Corn-hole Tournament teams must consist of two players (does not have to be co-ed) and the cost is $40 per team. The championship team will receive a cash prize, as well as event T- Shirts.

The Youth Baseball Tournament is for children in 6th grade and under and will also be a double elimination tournament or round robin depending on the number of teams participating. The cost for the Youth Tournament is $150 per team. The Championship team will receive event trophies.

Interested individuals, teams, vendors, and/or sponsors can contact Brenda at (716) 397-3305 or email bgernatt@yahoo.com for more information and to register.

Come and join us for a day of fun. Enjoy browsing through the vendor tents, great food, music and a full day of watching the tournaments. Lawn chairs are advisable. All proceeds of the tournament will benefit the Children’s Safety Village whose number one focus is on the children in our community.

The Chautauqua Children’s Safety Education Village is located at 2695 Rt 394 in Ashville, NY (next to Ashvillle BOCES). It is a not-for-profit organization which was formed in 1996. The DFT Communications Educational Facility, where classes are held, is surrounded by a child-sized village, complete with a business district, paved roads, a railroad station, street signs, sidewalks and everything you would find in

an actual village. The purpose of the Safety Village is to educate children, primarily in the areas of Traffic, Bike and Fire Safety. Our goal is to decrease the number of unnecessary injuries and unfortunate fatalities of children in our community by allowing them to experience hands-on safety training that they will remember for a lifetime. The lessons they learn may one day save their life.

The Safety Village offers training and certification for First Aid, CPR & AED through the American Heart Association (both on and off site). In addition, we offer a full Babysitting Course which includes an American Heart Association Certification in First Aid, CPR & AED.

The Safety Village is sustained through fundraising efforts, grants and donations from a generous community. All donations are tax-deductible and greatly appreciated. Together we can make a difference in the lives of children in our community!

Also, visit childrenssafetyvillage.com and become friends with the Safety Village on Facebook. We will post upcoming events and classes.
For more information or to make a donation, please contact:

Terri Kindberg
Executive Director
2695 Route 394
Ashville, NY 14701