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Gehlen Students Given Helmets For Head Safety

(Le Mars) -- In an effort to make students more aware of the severity of head injuries, Opportunities Unlimited distributed bicycle helmets to each of the Gehlen Catholic second graders on Friday afternoon.  Stephanie Brown is the president and CEO of the non-profit organization and explains why Opportunities Unlimited feels it is an important mission to offer the head gear to students.


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Brown says Opportunities Unlimited has a special relationship with Gehlen Catholic since the two entities partner together for an affinity.  The O-U official says they provided teachers with educational material regarding head injuries, and asked Gehlen to incorporate head safety as part of the second grade curriculum.  Brown says Scheels Sporting Goods is also a contributing sponsor of the program.



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Opportunities Unlimited has been distributing bicycle helmets to students for seven years.  The O-U official believes if students learn to wear and appreciate helmets at an early age, it could save on medical expenses.

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