Milwaukee-area kids star in Hollywood-style premiere of Spriggy SafeT-V webisodes

Local stars of the new Spriggy SafeT-V webisodes ham it up at the premiere.

Lights, camera, action! More than 50 people attended a Hollywood-style movie premiere Saturday at the Rite-Hite Family YMCA in Brown Deer, Wis. Three new and engaging videos starring more than 60 Milwaukee-area children were shown on the big screen, and the festivities included a blue carpet walk with photo op and a director’s cut of outtakes. The event was held to showcase and celebrate the children who participated in the taping of candid, unscripted interviews last summer at Rite-Hite Family YMCA.

Have you seen Spriggy around town?

He’s the lovable blue mascot of the Kohl’s Cares Grow Safe & Healthy program, who finds himself in dangerous situations. Spriggy’s mission is to teach children how to stay safe in the home, around the home, and on the go.

Three new online webisodes produced for the program – called Spriggy SafeT-V – showcase kids being kids. The kids offer funny, imaginative and truly creative ideas about how to keep Spriggy safe from various calamities like hungry dinosaurs, alien invasions and giant sea creatures. When asked about how to keep themselves safe in real environments, however, they don’t always have the answer. Our hope is that these new and engaging webisodes will spark discussion between parents and kids about ways to stay safe.

The webisodes, ”Spriggy and the Hungry Dinosaur,” “Spriggy and the Alien Invasion” and “Spriggy and the Giant Octopus” are available to watch and share on KohlsSafeandHealthy.com. You can also watch the director’s cut of outtakes.

Bridget Clementi– Bridget Clementi, executive director of community health and education, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Kohl’s Cares share the mission of keeping kids in our community safe, healthy and injury free. That’s why, together, we developed Kohl’s Cares Grow Safe & Healthy, a community injury-prevention program that provides a trusted educational resource for safety in the home, outdoors and on the go.

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