Stew and Kim Leonard Honored
Along with Their Family for Their Water Safety Efforts
On Friday, October 14, 2016 the Nassau County Firefighters Museum presented the 2016 Firefighters Leadership Award to Stew Leonard Jr. & Kim Leonard. Comedian Jon Stewart was honored with a humanitarian award along with John Feal with the FealGood Foundation were honored alongside retired FDNY firefighter and ex-East Meadow Fire Capt. Ray Pfeifer who is battling Stage 4 cancer after having worked at Ground Zero.
A Splash for Water Safety with
The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk & Stewie the Duck!
Singalongs, Book Readings, Crafts & More Round Out Fun-Filled Family Day
The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk hosted a day of fun and learning with Stewie the Duck and the water safety experts from Stew Leonard III Children's Charities on Thursday, July 21.
The first 400 families who signed a Water Safety Pledge, in which children promise to never swim alone, have received a complimentary copy of Stewie the Duck Learns to Swim, a child's first guide to water safety penned by Stew and Kim Leonard, co-founders of Stew Leonard III Children's Charities.
Stew and Kim Leonard also hosted a special reading of Stewie the Duck Learns to Swim at 11:15 a.m. near the Harbor Seals Exhibit in Newman's Own Hall. Joining them was Stewie the Duck himself, who led children in singing Stewie's signature song, "Don't Jump In 'Til You Learn to Swim!" A second reading and singalong took place in the afternoon with Stew & Kim's daughter, Chase, and Stewie the Duck.
Plus, to help further Stewie the Duck's water safety message, Aquarium guests have created their very miniature boats out of swim noodles and decorated their own Stewie the Duck paper hats and coloring pages.
In celebration of the event, shoppers at Stew Leonard's in Norwalk and Danbury, Conn., as well as in Yonkers, N.Y., entered to win a family four-pack of passes to The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.