A KIDS’ skateboard, scooter and bike competition has helped police let youth know that violence is never okay.
“Walk away, Chill out” stickers and wristbands were given to children and families at a Youth Anti-Violence Day, held on Saturday, July 7 at Capalaba Skate Park.
The motto was created by the family of Matthew Stanley, who died in 2006 after he was fatally punched by another teen at an 18th birthday party. He was aged just 15.
Constable Steph Randolph said the day had helped share the Matthew Stanley Foundation’s message.
“A number of community organisations and businesses showed their support and provided relevant information to the community,” she said.
Constable Randolph said DJ’d music and other activities also entertained. A free sausage sizzle kept guests’ hunger at bay.
“A special thanks to Queensland Fire and Emergency Service, Redlands City Council and many local businesses that attended the event and showed their support,” she said.