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Kitsap Youth Expo April 21 at Kitsap County Fairgrounds | Kitsap Week

BREMERTON — The Kitsap Youth Expo is April 21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds.

The day features activities, live entertainment, and  free admission to a game between the Kitsap Pumas and the Peninsula College Pirates. Donations will be accepted for youth soccer scholarships.

Expo admission is free for ages 17 and younger, $5 for adults, $3 for military. Half of admission proceeds will be donated to Kitsap S.A.I.V.S. For more information, visit www.kitsapyouthexpo.com.

Exhibitors and sponsors will donate raffle prizes for an all-day youth raffle.  Tickets will be sold for $1 at the event and will benefit Kitsap S.A.I.V.S. You do not need to be present to win.

Local companies and organizations will showcase a variety of opportunities, products and services available to children, teens and families, including summer camps, dance, gymnastics, health and fitness programs, music, and local sports.  Organizers say the expo accomplishes three things for the community: - It gives parents a place to bring their children and learn about opportunities, products and services available to children, teens and families.

- The expo creates a forum for local business and organizations to introduce themselves to local residents who may not be informed of what they have to offer.

- The Kitsap Youth Expo is also sponsoring Kitsap S.A.I.V.S. One of the goals is to generate proceeds for and create awareness of this organization.  Kitsap S.A.I.V.S. (www.kitsapsaivs.org) was formed to coordinate services between community and criminal justice services that protect and serve victims of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault.

It is the goal of Kitsap S.A.I.V.S. to establish and maintain a facility that will house professionals who investigate and respond to alleged sexual abuse and domestic violence, and who provide immediate intervention and advocacy to victims of these crimes.

The facility will provide age-appropriate waiting and play areas for victims and their families in a location within walking distance to the courthouse, so that it may be used during the investigative and trial phases.

Kitsap Youth Expo main event sponsors are the Kitsap Pumas, GT Printing and Cliff’s Cycle Center.  Media sponsor is Wave Broadband. Supporting sponsors are the Suquamish Tribe and Bremerton R/C Raceway.

 

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