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300+ students surprised with new helmets

The helmets were purchased thanks to an anonymous donation made to the Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky. (Source: WAVE 3 News) The helmets were purchased thanks to an anonymous donation made to the Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
All 303 students received a new helmet. (Source: WAVE 3 News) All 303 students received a new helmet. (Source: WAVE 3 News)
Warren Boling (Source: WAVE 3 News) Warren Boling (Source: WAVE 3 News)
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Hundreds of elementary students gathered in their school gymnasium Monday to receive a surprise.

Every child at Portland Elementary got a free bike helmet, thanks to an anonymous donation made to the Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky.

Students were also able to customize their helmets with stickers and entered in a drawing to win free bicycles and scooters.

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During the event representatives from the Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky, University of Louisville Physicians and KentuckyOne Health spoke to them about the importance of wearing a helmet.

Warren Boling, the chief of Neuro Science at University Hospital, said, "We see terrible injuries everyday at University of Louisville hospital and we know what impact it has on people and their families."

Doctors say even small falls can cause concussions and can add up over a lifetime.

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