Town Brings SPF 30 Program to Beaches & Parks

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One of the new sunscreen dispensers in Southampton Town, sponsored by Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. Courtesy photo

On Tuesday June 25, Southampton Town Councilwoman Christine Scalera, representatives from Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, the Parks and Recreation Department and fellow Town Board members cut the ribbon for its new free SPF 30 sunscreen program. The initiative was brought to Ms. Scalera earlier this year by Creative Advertising Concepts (CAC), and as part of the program CAC works with the town to find local sponsors to support the project. Stony Brook Southampton Hospital signed on right away and is sponsoring all of the dispensers throughout Southampton Town.

“The program, provides free SPF 30 broad spectrum sports sunscreen to protect our residents and visitors against the dangers of sun exposure, and allows everyone to safely enjoy our beautiful beaches, parks and recreational facilities all summer long,” said Councilwoman Scalera, “I would also like to thank Stony Brook Southampton Hospital for their generosity and continued support.”

Currently the free SPF 30 sunscreen dispensers are available through Labor Day at 17 parks and beaches throughout Southampton Town. For more information on the locations please visit the Parks and Recreation Department page on the Towns website at southamptontownny.gov/353/Parks-Recreation.

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