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35 Elementary Schools Attend Tennessee Smokies Health and Safety Day on April 11

On Monday, April 11, 2016, 4,332 fourth-grade students, teachers and parents representing 35 Knox County elementary schools will descend upon Smokies Stadium in Kodak, Tennessee, for the 24rd annual Tennessee Smokies Health and Safety Day at the Tennessee Smokies ballpark (3540 Line Drive, Kodak). The event focuses on education that supports healthy decisions for drug-free lifestyles, along with the development of overall good health and character. It is presented by East Tennessee Children’s Hospital and Kohl’s Cares.

Students will have the opportunity to meet Tennessee Smokies players, followed by a one-hour educational program that includes an anti-drug message, information on bike safety, and a nutrition presentation. The crowd then will enjoy the Tennessee Smokies vs. Mobile BayBears baseball game beginning at 11:30 a.m., kicked off by the National Anthem to be sung by fourth graders in the Knox County Schools Elementary Honors Choir.

Traditionally, the first pitch is thrown by the fourth grader who was the top seller during the Knox County Schools Coupon Book campaign. This year, that honor will be granted to Addison Brewer from Shannondale Elementary, who sold 261 books.