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Redmond Coastal store giving away 300 life jackets for kids


REDMOND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- With temperatures getting warmer, families are heading to local lakes, streams, and pools—and every Coastal store will give away 300 life jackets for kids up to 12 years of age on Saturday. Life jackets are absolutely free to all families, while supplies last.

This special event will take place in every Coastal parking lot, including Redmond's at 3141 S. Highway 97, starting Saturday at 11AM. This is a first-come, first-served event. While children aren’t required to be in attendance, life jackets are best when fitted to each child.

Living in the Pacific Northwest with our many lakes, rivers, and beaches—everyone is all too familiar with the possibility of water tragedies. When the weather warms up the water in the lakes, rivers, and other recreational areas can still be very cold. Currents and other water dangers can be unpredictable, and everyone must stay informed on current conditions and take precautions to keep a day in the water both fun and safe. Coastal encourages all kids and parents alike to wear life jackets.  

“We want our communities to live and love the outdoor lifestyle and be safe while doing it,” according to Country Supplier COO Mandi Dyer. “We have had employees with personal experiences of loved ones drowning in lakes and rivers, which is something we don’t want anyone else to experience. We believe that making sure that anyone that needs a life jacket has one is key in preventing future tragedies,” continued Dyer.

Coastal is giving away 6,000 life jackets to kids in the communities we serve. We aim to make a difference when it comes to families coming home safe after a day of playing in the water.

The life jacket giveaway will take place at all 21 of Coastal’s stores in Oregon and Washington.

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