Two East Tennessee organizations are taking extra steps to get kids outside, but also keep them safe.
The Epilepsy Foundation of East Tennessee and the Lawyers of Brown and Roberto donated nearly 300 bike helmets to elementary students around Knoxville.
Students at Mooreland Heights Elementary and Pond Gap Elementary participated in an art contest promoting bike safety. Pictures of the winners were posted on Facebook.
Head trauma is the No. 1 cause of epilepsy for kids not born with the condition. According to the CDC, children under 15 years old account for nearly 60 percent of all bike-related emergency room visits.
Andrew Roberto, with Layers of Brown and Roberto, said their mission is to prevent those types of serious accidents.
Mooreland Heights students got their helmets Monday, and Pond Gap students will get their helmets Wednesday.