Bees to Host Prevention Dimensions Kids Day

More than 12,000 students to attend May 11 game at Smith’s Ballpark

SALT LAKE CITY – On Wednesday, May 11, the Salt Lake Bees and the Utah State Office of Education will host more than 12,000 students for Prevention Dimensions Kids Day, with free admission courtesy of Med One Capital, Questar and Zero Fatalities. The Bees will face the Albuquerque Isotopes at 10:35 a.m. at Smith’s Ballpark.

The fifth and sixth grade students attending the 14th annual event will be treated to an opening ceremony on the field where Governor Gary Herbert and First Lady Jeanette Herbert will declare the day as Prevention Dimensions Kids Day in Utah, which promotes drug and alcohol prevention. Governor Herbert will also throw out the first pitch.

Former American Idol contestant and YouTube sensation Shaun “Canon” Barrowes will sing the National Anthem. A flag presentation will feature children from Lake Ridge Elementary School, Newman Elementary School, Nibley Elementary School, Whittier Elementary School and Antelope Elementary School.

The youth attending the game are also encouraged to bring a canned food donation for the Utah Food Bank as part of the program.

Prevention Dimensions is Utah’s Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities curriculum, which supports the Utah State Office of Education pre-kindergarten through 12th grade health core. The program strives to give students a strong foundation of effective violence and substance abuse prevention skills. The program began in 1982 as a joint effort between the Utah State Division of Substance Abuse, Utah State Department of Health, Utah State Office of Education and Utah State PTA.

Prevention Dimensions Kids Day is part of the Bees organization’s ongoing commitment to community outreach, health and wellness and youth development.