Pinwheels for Prevention

PINWHEELS FOR PREVENTION
The blue pinwheel has become a national symbol for child abuse prevention; this simple image reminds us that all children deserve a happy, safe childhood. 

FromApril 1-30 each year,Virginia Beach CASA runs a 30-day awareness-raising campaign. During this time, sponsors and donors place special Blue and Silver Pinwheels (provided by Virginia Beach CASA) at locations of choice throughout the community, allowing for a strong and unified message. Side by side, local community volunteers and leaders plant pinwheels on the lawn of the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court to represent the number of children served by Virginia Beach CASA over the years.

WANT PINWHEELS IN YOUR YARD or PLACE OF BUSINESS?
SPONSORSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE!
Show your support of child abuse prevention month and Virginia Beach CASA by making a donation and planting pinwheels in your yard or place of business.  

PINWHEEL PALOOZA
To coincide with this month long campaign, Virginia Beach CASA hosts "Pinwheel Palooza”. This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Pinwheel Palooza kicks off with a special welcome and ceremonial planting of pinwheels, followed by FUN for kids of all ages including activities and crafts, a petting zoo, face painting, crafts, character appearances, pinwheel planting, performances by local youth groups and entertainers and more! 

THE PINWHEEL FITNESS RACE COURSE  is also a part of this fun family event! 

Participants RUN, PUSH, CRUNCH, and JUMP their way to the finish line!  Held on the beautiful grounds of the Virginia Beach Municipal Center, this fitness course will be directed by CROSS FIT TAKEOVER.
Children ages 5-17 years old are invited to compete!

Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each of the following age groups/race heats: 
5 - 7 years  |  8 - 10 years  | 11 - 13 years  |  14 - 17 years

Register for the Fitness Course!  You will be directed to the registration website.
Promote your business to locals! - FEE APPLIES
Provide a children's Activity - NO CHARGE!
Awareness for your NonProfit - NO CHARGE!

Volunteer at to plant Pinwheels!
Volunteer at the Pinwheel Palooza!
And More!

WHY THE PINWHEEL?
The pinwheel – an uplifting symbol of childhood – represents our efforts to ensure the healthy development of children, while recognizing that child development is a building block for community and economic development. When children don’t have equal opportunities for growth and development, we put the future of our society at risk. A focus on innovative programming that lays the foundation for children’s safety, growth and development reduces the possibility of more serious problems occurring later.

WHAT IS CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT?

Thank you to our
PINWHEELS FOR PREVENTION SPONSORS 
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