The Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day is Friday, May 17, with the goal of demonstrating how easy it is to wear a life jacket. Those will wear a life jacket to work are asked to have a photograph taken and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Saturday, May 18, “Ready, Set, Wear It!” will enter its fourth year in trying to bring awareness on the importance of life jacket use by holding a world record day. The worldwide event kicks of the start of National Safe Boating Week, which runs through May 24. Participants will be part of the attempt to break a world record for the most life jackets worn at one time.
On Ready, Set, Wear It! day, there are five events set for Tennessee. The scheduled events are:
- Cordell Hull Lake, Defeated Creek Recreation Area Boat Ramp (near Carthage, Smith County), noon
- Old Hickory Lake, Cedar Creek Recreation Area, 1-3 p.m.
- Right Bank Recreation at Cheatham Dam, 10 a.m.
- Seven Points Campground, Percy Priest Lake, Hermitage, noon
- Lenoir City Park, 9 a.m. (EDT)