Free helmets given out to kids at Los Altos Park

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ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Bernalillo County and the states Brain Injury Advisory Council were handing out free helmets, Saturday.

The event took place at around noon, at Los Altos Skate Park. Kids, ages 7-years-old to 10-years-old and accompanied by a parent, received a free helmet.

It was part of the Skateboard Helmet Rodeo to teach safety when skating. Instructors were also offering free skating classes to teach kids how to prevent head injuries.

Bernalillo County Commissioner, Maggie Heart Stebbins, said the classes are important to make sure the kids are using the helmet right. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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