For Immediate Release
Friday, April 5, 2019
Contact: ATF PIO Ginger Colbrun
Egg Hunts for Visually-Impaired Children with Beeping Eggs Created by ATF and IABTI
Los Angeles Field Division
IRVINE, Calif. - The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI) are donating beeping Easter eggs for visually-impaired holiday events.
Several years ago, San Diego ATF special agents and certified explosives specialists collaborated with San Diego County Sheriff’s Bomb & Arson Unit to assemble large beeping Easter eggs. ATF donates the eggs annually to Grace City Church providing an opportunity for children who are visually impaired to enjoy an Easter egg hunt.
In 2005, an ATF special agent with a blind daughter created the beeping eggs in Birmingham, Ala. Since then, various ATF offices nationwide and the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI) have worked together to support Easter egg hunts with these unique eggs across the nation.
- WHO: ATF
- WHAT: Beeping Easter Egg Hunt for Visually-Impaired Children
In addition, there will be quiet egg hunt for children with sensory processing issues, a magnetic egg hunt for children with mobility restrictions, and a general egg hunt for children with other special needs.
- WHERE: Jeffrey Trail Middle School
155 Visions, Irvine, California
- WHEN: Saturday, April 6
- TIME: Visually Impaired Egg Hunt 10:30 – noon
- CONTACT: ATF PIO Ginger Colbrun RSVP by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone
(818) 265-2507 by Friday, April 5, by 5 p.m.
The hunt is open to the public and those interested can register for the egg hunt on-site starting at 9:45 a.m.
In addition, the IABTI created and donated beeping eggs to the Swami's Surfing Association Easter Egg Hunt to be held Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m. to noon. That hunt is open to the public. This is the first year the event will be offering a special hunt for the visually impaired. Following the event there is a barbecue. For those interested in attending the egg hunt is at Glen Park, 2149 Orinda Drive, Encinitas, California.