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WSU athletes, firefighters and police to host free event for kids

The free “Shocks, Cops, Fire and Kids” event will be Sept. 23 at Charles Koch Arena in Wichita.
The free “Shocks, Cops, Fire and Kids” event will be Sept. 23 at Charles Koch Arena in Wichita. The Wichita Eagle

Law enforcement officers, firefighters and Wichita State student athletes are teaming up to host a free event for third- through eighth-graders.

The 2017 “Shocks, Cops, Fire and Kids” event will run from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at Charles Koch Arena, on the southeast corner of 21st and Hillside. Children are invited to participate in a day of sports activities and workshops with first responders and WSU coaches and ball players. Each child will receive a free T-shirt, lunch and other refreshments. There is no cost to sign up.

Space is limited to 150 kids and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Parents or guardians can register their children at http://ssc.sedgwickcounty.org/registration/sck.aspx. There’s additional paperwork on the website, including a waiver, that caregivers must either fill out and take to the event or fill out when they drop off their child. A list of expectations is included.

Drop off starts at 9 a.m. Sept. 23. Call Wichita police Det. Jennifer Wright at 316-660-9492 with questions.

Amy Renee Leiker: 316-268-6644, @amyreneeleiker

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