Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Child Safety Open House: March 14 in Bellingham

Fingerprinting, DARE, K-9 Demonstrations and More

USMMA to Host a Child Safety Open House on March 14th


United States Mixed Martial Arts (USMMA) in Bellingham , MA will host a Child Safety Open House on Saturday, March 14th from 12 to 4 p.m. at their studio located at 316 Hartford Avenue .

This event is free and all are welcome to attend.

USMMA’s Child Safety Open House is a child safety and protection event and a number of activities will be held throughout the afternoon:

· The Milford Police Department (the main sponsor of this event) will be on-site to provide parents with FBI quality fingerprints of their children.

· The Franklin Police Department’s DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) officers will be on-site to provide information and talk with parents and kids.

· Sudbury and Bellingham Police Departments’ K-9 Units will give demonstrations.

· USMMA will give Mixed Martial Arts self-defense demonstrations.

To round out the event, the Boys and Girls Scouts will have an information table and there will be face-painting, raffles, prizes and delectable refreshments courtesy of Whole Foods.

“Fingerprinting is the best way for parents to obtain identification information for their children which can be used to turn over to authorities anywhere in the world to aid in the event of a missing child investigation. When there’s an emergency, having that information at your fingertips is essential,” noted Tom Hafers, owner of USMMA.

He continued, “This event is designed to empower families with specific information regarding child safety and protection. We’re committed to helping families and very fortunate to have the Milford , Franklin , Sudbury and Bellingham Police Departments involved in this very special event.”


USMMA focuses on elevating the physical and spiritual well being of students through Mixed Martial Arts and Yoga. Classes offered include Strength & Conditioning; Brazilian Jiu Jitsu; Thai Boxing; Cardio Thai Boxing; Wrestling; Cardio and Open Mat; Kids Mixed Martial Arts; Pilates; Power Yoga and Deep Flow Yoga.

USMMA’s state of the art, 4,000 square foot training facility is complete with a 2,000 square foot padded MMA training floor equipped with heavy bags and conditioning equipment, a 1,500 square foot yoga studio, locker rooms, showers and a juice bar. USMMA is located at 316 Hartford Avenue in Bellingham . For more information, call 508-966-5006 or visit their website at

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