PFD Panda Award certificate
PFD Panda Award certificate sample
Minnesota kids wearing life jackets while boating this each summer will not only be staying safe, but also could be rewarded with an ice cream treat.
The Department of Natural Resources partners with Dairy Queen each year to provide a PFD Panda Award certificate to youngsters who are observed by conservation officers (CO) wearing a life jacket while boating. The certificate includes a tear-off coupon that entitles the child to a free cone or cheeseburger from participating Dairy Queen restaurants.
The PFD Panda Award certificate was created by the DNR after a CO suggested there be a reward for children he saw wearing their life jacket. PFD Panda is the DNR’s mascot that encourages kids to boat safely. PFD refers to personal flotation device, the official name given to life jackets.
Minnesota county sheriff’s water patrol deputies also distribute the DNR’s PFD Panda certificates to children.
The program runs from May 1st through October 31st every year.