Prevention Events Coming in August

by Cindy Dalton, Public Relations Specialist 

Every summer, the LUK Prevention Team puts on two great events for the community: National Night Out and the Common Ground Basketball Tournament and Community Event.

This year, National Night Out will be held at Monument Park in Gardner on Tuesday, August 1st. The Gardner Community Action Team (GCAT) organizes this annual event, with community-building and the promotion of good relationships between community members and law enforcement at the forefront. The evening will include live music, kids’ games, information tables, face painting, and a competition among local pizza restaurants for the title of “favorite pizza.” The flashlight walk is a fun activity for children and their parents. This educational walk is sponsored by MOC and Healthy Families, and uses a story to tell children about how police and firefighters help the community. 

On Saturday, August 12th, the 19th Annual Common Ground Basketball Tournament and Community event will be held at Green Street Park in Fitchburg. In addition to the tournament, the event will include a cookout, kids’ activities, and information tables. This event has its roots in violence prevention and uses sports as a means toward supporting youth in the community and having conversations about healthy choices. 

We hope you’ll join us for these great events! 

For more information about National Night Out, please email or call 800-579-0000.

For more information about Common Ground, please email or call 800-579-0000. 

For general prevention information, please visit or follow the LUK Prevention Facebook page.