Over the weekend,hundreds of kids and families participated in “Splash-Tacular: WaterSafety Day” at Wilderness at the Smokies resort. The event, sponsored by Food City Kid’s Club and Wilderness at the Smokies, was free, and taught kids about water safety, while providing them with a fun-filled day at the water park.
“Not only are we committed to the safety of our guests while they are enjoying our water attractions, but through events like this, we are able to provide them with water safety tips and information that will keep them and their families safe for years to come,” said Steve Cruz, General Manager of Wilderness at the Smokies.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every day, about 10 people die from unintentional drowning. Of these 10, two are children aged 14 or younger. Drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional injury death in the United States.
“These numbers are staggering and we are hopeful that through the Splash-Tacular event, kids and adults alike will be more aware and recognize the dangers associated with water, even in a fun and relaxed setting,” added Cruz.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.