A life jacket drive to supply the giveaway will take place April 22 from 9 a.m.-noon at Jack Carter Pool, 2601 Pleasant Valley Drive.
Donated life jackets must be new and Coast Guard-approved. Everything from puddle jumpers to infant, child, and adult small sizes are needed.
The first 50 donors to donate two or more life jackets will receive a goodie bag.
Plano’s Water Safety Fair is set for May 13 from 9 a.m.-noon at Jack Carter Pool. Youth participants will receive a free life jacket, and registration is required.
Children’s Health and the city of Plano’s aquatics staff will be on-site to ensure proper fitting, and provide lifesaving information and activities to ensure a safe start to the summer season.
Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows more children ages 1-4 die from drowning than any other cause of death. Drowning is also the second-leading cause of unintentional injury death for kids ages 5-14.
Additional information about the life jacket giveaway and upcoming activities will be available at www.planoparks.org, or on the department's social media pages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.