Bellingham, MA (PressExposure) March 03, 2009 -- United States Mixed Martial Arts (USMMA) in Bellingham, MA will host a Child Safety Open House on Saturday, March 14th from 12 to 4 p.m. at their studio located at 316 Hartford Avenue. This event is free and all are welcome to attend.
Event Sponsor, Whole Foods Market will be providing refreshments, including a âMake your Own Trail Mixâ table for both children and parents.
Fingerprinting, DARE, K-9 Demonstrations and more will be held at USMMAâs Child Safety Open House. The dayâs itinerary includes:
Child Fingerprinting Franklin Police Departmentâs DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) officers on-site to provide information and talk with parents and kids. Demonstrations by Sudbury and Bellingham Police Departmentsâ K-9 Units Mixed Martial Arts self-defense demonstrations Free Chair Massages
Additionally, USMMA will offer signed memorabilia from champion Mixed Martial Arts fighters for sale and the company will raffle off Total Wellness packages, gift cards and Kids Camp packages.
To round out the event, the Boys and Girls Scouts will have an information table and there will be face-painting, raffles, and prizes. All proceeds from this event will go to Random Smile Project in Bellingham.
âFingerprinting is the best way for parents to obtain identification information for their children which can be used to turn over to authorities anywhere in the world to aid in the event of a missing child investigation,â noted Tom Hafers, owner of USMMA. âOur goal is to empower families with specific information regarding child safety and protection. Weâre committed to helping families and very fortunate to have the Franklin, Sudbury and Bellingham Police Departments involved in this very special event.â
This Child Safety Open House event kicks-off a series of free self-defense classes that will be offered by USMMA to the community. A free Rape Prevention & Self Defense class will be held on April 18th at USMMA.
About USMMA USMMA focuses on elevating the physical and spiritual well being of students through Mixed Martial Arts and Yoga. Classes offered include Strength & Conditioning; Brazilian Jiu Jitsu; Thai Boxing; Cardio Thai Boxing; Wrestling; Cardio and Open Mat; Kids Mixed Martial Arts; Pilates; Power Yoga and Deep Flow Yoga.
USMMAâs state of the art, 4,000 square foot training facility is complete with a 2,000 square foot padded MMA training floor equipped with heavy bags and conditioning equipment, a 1,500 square foot yoga studio, locker rooms, showers and a juice bar. USMMA is located at 316 Hartford Avenue in Bellingham. For more information, call 508-966-5006 or visit their website at http://www.usmma.org.
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About Random Smile Project Random Smile, a grass-roots community non-profit organization located in Bellingham, Mass., offers temporary assistance to families and individuals going through tough circumstances. They also recognize the communityâs âUnsung Heroesâ and strive to get kids involved and engaged in helping their community and neighbors through community service. For more information, visit randomsmile.org or contact (508) 728-7850.