Subway and Local Police Launch Playin’ Safe Campaign in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids and Muskegon {Giveaway}

This summer Subway and local law enforcement in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids and Muskegon are encouraging kids to Play Safe.

When the Playin’ Safe campaign kicks of July 23rd in those West Michigan cities, local police will start issuing safety citations to kids caught making safe choice while playing. The citations will be redeemable at local Subway restaurants. Kids will earn citations for doing things like wearing a helmet when bike riding, learning water safety or crossing the street safely.

Subway is introducing the the Playin’ Safe program with three free local events next week:


YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo

Monday, July 23, 2012; 10:30-11:00 a.m.

1001 West Maple Street

Kalamazoo, MI 49008


Boys and Girls Club of Grand Rapids

Tuesday, July 24, 2012; 11:00-11:30 a.m.

726 Madison St. SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49503


Reese Playground (YMCA Parks & Recreation program)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012; 10:30-11:00 a.m.

1685 Creston

Muskegon, MI 49442


At each of the events police officers will give a brief safety demonstration, and SUBWAY® restaurants representatives will have local youth pledge to play safely this summer.

One Mommie Daze reader will win $50 worth of Subway gift cards. To enter just follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below:

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234 Responses to Subway and Local Police Launch Playin’ Safe Campaign in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids and Muskegon {Giveaway}

  1. Parental supervision is the most important way to help them stay safe. It is also important to teach them to watch out for others also.

  2. I supply condoms. Oh wait, another kind of safe. I make sure the environment is safe. they don’t play anywhere I haven’t examined first.

    ky2here at msn dot com

  3. I do not have any kids, but when I am with my cousins, nieces or nephews I like to make sure they are in a secure enviroment.

  4. I make sure there’s always an adult or older sibling with them and enforce a strict curfew so they’re in before dark.

  5. I or another adult are always watching them, teaching them how not to run into the road or do dangerous things!

  6. if we are outside i tend to stay outside with them. they arent allowed near pool when i am not around or in pool….

    hey im also from michigan and i LOVE subway.

  7. me personally being a new father, would supervise my child while playing, while also showing him what points to not cross in the yard or driveway. kids love color, and rewards! so i would make a line in a color, that he will not pass (because of danger obviously) and as he learned and followed directions, he would be rewarded! its a win/win situation. my son would get a reward (so he’s happy) and mommy and daddy would be satisfied and relieved that we know he wouldn’t pass that point!
    haha sorry so long 🙂

  8. I dress them appropriately for activities, discuss any dangers with them in advance and supervise them as necessary.

  9. I make sure I know were my kids are at and who they are when at all times. I want to thank you for this awesome sweep and hope to win 🙂 Thanks !!!!!!!!!!

  10. Safe use of the skateboard, I make sure my two daughters use protective helmets and knee pads.

    Hope to win!

  11. My kids are grown and things weren’t nearly so dangerous when I raised mine. These days I would hardly let them out of my sight except perhaps in groups.

  12. with my 4 small grand kids I make use they keep away from the under brush we have pygmy rattle snakes here that are so small you can really miss seeing them and they are deadly to small kids

  13. I try to dress my son in a bright shirt if I am taking him to the park or another crowded area so I can spot him easily.

  14. I don’t have any kids, but if I did… I’d do my best not to follow the example set by so many of the other parents I know.

  15. I make sure that their supervised by an adult and that they wear protective gear when engaging in activities like riding their bike or roller skating.

  16. I make sure that they are supervised and wear the proper equipment when riding bikes, scooters, or skateboards.

  17. I keep an eye on my granddaughter when she is outside with her friends. She knows where she can and cannot go, and I know where she is every minute.

  18. By supervising them (which seems to be the common answer). If we’re at a park/playground, I’m near them, not on the benches that would make me too far away to assist in times of trouble.

  19. I tell them the rules (over and over again ) to make sure they follow thru and do not let them go out without proper saftety protection (when riding their bikes)

  20. Make sure they know safety rules and don’t let them run off in the neighborhood
    by themselves… always supervise or have a trusted adult supervising.
    Katharina angelsandmusic[at]gmail[dot]com

  21. I keep a really close eye on them, tell them about stranger danger, & make sure the area they’re playing in is safe.

  22. It is a difficult one, my sons are both very young so I feel whatever I try to teach them falls on deaf ears so I watch them closely at all times and try to predict what could happen.

  23. we make sure to keep an eye on my niece at all times, but she is only 2 so we are not really at that stage yet.

  24. We are so cautious with our four kids,There is Always a Adult present even if they are in the backyard because we have a trampoline and a pool.We also talk to them about safety!

  25. We don’t have kids, (tried) but as a Paramedic I always teach kids to look for sharp corners or screws sticking out on play areas, I always suggest to parents to give the play area yours or public a once over viewing, you never know what might be laying on the ground, or could cause an injury, never assume its safe just because you were there the week before!

  26. I supervise them when they are out of our backyard and I monitor them when they are in our backyard.
    reejen at comcast dot net

  27. We have plug protectors and gates set up to keep them away from the stairs, but I also believe you have to trust their judgement to not injure themselves. They may fall off the couch or stumble into a wall on occasion, but they won’t kill themselves.

  28. I don’t have any children but I’d be sure to do my best to keep them safe if I did by being honest with them, explaining the dangers and keeping an eagle eye on them.

  29. We teach our girls good values and make sure that they are always in a safe and nurturing environment. Thank you for the lovely giveaway!
    Erin E
    busymom369 at gmail dot com

  30. I make sure I talk to them and remind them what actions are safe, watch them as closely as I can, and play with them when possible.

  31. Mine’s a teenager so it’s mostly making sure I know where she is all the time.


  32. Well shucks, I think the best way to keep kids safe is to pay attention and educate them. They have to help you help them not break their adorable little bones.

  33. My grandchildren have designated areas that they can play in. I put SPF on them before they go outside to keep them sun-safe.

  34. I am a grandmother of 4 and I have a fenced in yard that play in when they visit. I sit on the porch and watch them.

  35. Close supervision while young, and make sure they are aware of possible dangers as they get older. It doesn’t guarantee safety, but certainly increases the likelihood.

  36. How do you make sure your kids play safe?

    lock em in a closet..just kidding..i have no kids,but keeping an eye on them as much as you can helps

  37. He must always be with myself, my husband or my mother. He must always hold one of our hands when playing in an area where cars might pass.

  38. my child is the four-legged kind- so I keep him on his leash and supervise him when he’s outside! 😀

  39. I make sure they know the boundaries for outside play and make sure that there is someone supervising to make sure they have fun safely.

  40. I watch the games they play. Make sure each game is right for that age child. Always make sure they wear safety devices when playing in the pool.

  41. we make certain they are wearing a helmet when they are cycling or riding a skateboard

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  42. I supervise my kids all the time. I never let them play alone outside or go to someones house that I don’t know.

  43. they are still pretty young so i never take my eyes off of them when they are outside or we are away from home.

    jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

  44. Hello, how are you? Thank you for this opportunity. I supervise the kids at home and more importantly I teach them common-sense safety tips.

  45. Helmets when they are riding bikes, scooters, etc. With the younger ones, we are always out with him. With the 9 year old, she has to be with her 13 year old brother or us.

  46. Lots and lots of bubble wrap. Tee hee. I’m just kidding, I just keep a close eye on them and discuss being wary of strangers.


  47. I made sure my daughter was NEVER alone outside, we practiced “no talking to strangers”, and we made sure to keep her play areas to ‘safe zones’.

    Terri P
    pr4gatheringroses AT gmail DOT com

  48. I go over safety rules with them and try and keep an eye on them at all times. Im a single mom so I have a pretty busy schedule but I am glad to say all three of my children are healthy and have never been in any great danger!

  49. Thanks for the giveaway…it is a continuing process of reinforcing good safety habits i.e. crossing the street, “stranger danger”, safe bicycle riding, etc.

  50. I’m usually right there, watching over…and I also tell horror stories about kids who didn’t play safe. It seems to work!

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