Mayo Clinic Health System in Sparta (Mayo) was a co-sponsor of the “Lids for Kids” program, coordinated by the Sparta Kiwanis. This program provides Snell-certified bike, skateboard and scooter helmets to students at Sparta School District Elementary Schools.
Children and their families can purchase a safe helmet for just $3 per helmet to improve safety and prevent traumatic head injuries. Information was also provided to each student detailing the benefits of wearing a helmet and the risks involved if helmets are not worn. Over 890 students, family members and teachers participated in this program in 2019.