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1000 SW Jackson Suite 230
Topeka, KS 66612-1274
(785) 296-1223
(785) 296-8649 (FAX)

Coordinator:
Jan Stegelman

Executive Committee:
Randall Bolin
NHTSA Region VII

Dennis Cooley, MD
Medical Advisor
American Academy of
Pediatrics, Kansas
Chapter

John Drees
Douglas County
SAFE KIDS Coalition

John Halbran
Kansas Safety Belt
Education Office

Jim Keating
Kansas State
Firefighters Association

Elena Nuss
Kansas State
Fire Marshal's Office

Cindy Samuelson
Kansas Hospital Association

For Immediate Release:
August 27, 2007

KDHE Office of Communications
communications@kdheks.gov, 785-296-0461


MEDIA ADVISORY

Bucks for Buckles: Reward for Drivers Who Buckle Up

WHO: State Farm Insurance Companies, Safe Kids Kansas, and the Kansas Dept. of Transportation (KDOT)
 
WHAT: Bucks for Buckles – A safety awareness campaign t o encourage drivers and passengers to buckle up and drive safely to protect their families. $1 bills will be distributed to drivers who have all occupants buckled up securely in their vehicle. Those riding unrestrained will receive educational materials about the effectiveness of seat belts in saving lives and reducing injuries.
 
WHEN: Between Friday, August 31 and Sunday, September 9, 2007
Times and dates vary – call your local contact for specific information
 
WHERE: Pre-selected locations in 38 cities across Kansas.
Call your local contact for specific locations and times.
 

Notes to the Media:
See the attached list for your local contacts to inquire about specific locations, dates and times. Locations, dates and times should not be publicized prior to the event. A news release with additional information will be sent shortly with an embargo date of August 31. Weeklies may publish general information in advance, but not the specific time and location of distribution.

 

2007 Bucks for Buckles Sites

City

County

Event Coordinator

Contact Phone

Atchison

Atchison

Jeanette Shipley

785-296-4491

Beloit

Mitchell

Pat Hirsch

785-738-5175

Burlington

Coffey

Heather Corley

785-448-8372

Chanute

Neosho

Jennifer Dietsch

620-431-4280

Columbus

Cherokee

Katy Hays

620-429-2480

Council Grove

Morris

Steve Crichton

620-767-5819

Emporia

Lyon

Larry Clay

620-342-1766

Fredonia

Wilson

Connie Shiverdecker

620-325-2938

Herington

Morris

Steve Crichton

620-767-5819

Hillsboro

Marion

Sondra Mayfield

620-382-2550

Holton

Jackson

Jeanette Shipley

785-296-4491

Hutchinson

Reno

Herchel Crainer

620-663-9139

Independence

Montgomery

Melissa Bruce

620-332-3283

Junction City

Geary

Melody Saxton

785-762-5788

Kansas City

Wyandotte

Deb Bumgardner

913-371-8414

LaCrosse

Rush

Diz Washaliski

785-432-0394

Lansing

Leavenworth

Brian Duncan

913-727-3001

Leavenworth

Leavenworth

John Suwalsky

913-682-6141

Manhattan

Riley

Michelle Rutherford

785-587-5456

Marion

Marion

Sondra Mayfield

620-382-2550

Marysville

Marshall

Tami Stowell

785-562-3485

McPherson

McPherson

Sarah House

620-245-2505

Meade

Meade

Darcy Golliher

620-873-5541

Meriden

Jefferson

Jeanette Shipley

785-296-4491

Neodesha

Wilson

Connie Shiverdecker

620-325-2938

Ness City

Ness

Diz Washaliski

785-432-0394

Newton

Harvey

Todd Barnes

316-283-6726

Olathe

Johnson

Katie Schatte

913-477-5312

Osage City

Osage

Dean Tucker

785-836-7102

Pittsburg

Crawford

Lori Ann Spachek

620-231-2027

Plainville

 Rooks

Wayne Voss

785-625-5400

Salina

Saline

Janet Callarman

785-827-1312

Shawnee

Johnson

John Wills

913-631-9007

Stafford

Stafford

Elizabeth Otto

620-234-5604

Topeka

Shawnee

Gilberto Chabarria

785-235-9296

Wamego

Pottawatomie

Daina Hodges

785-457-3719

Wichita

Sedgwick

Ronda Lusk

316-946-5045

Winfield

Cowley

Marcus Adler

620-221-7056


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