Posted by: David D. Daggett | April 12, 2010

Catch The Fever

Catch The Fever

        After our long winter spring has come quickly! There are running races every weekend, triathlon season has started, and Ironman training has begun in earnest. Prom season also begins this week!

SSPN T-Shirt Design Winner

Our Daggett Shuler team is excited and moving forward full blast with this year’s 20th anniversary of the Safe Sober Prom Night Program. Over the next six weeks we will visit 35 area high schools, give out more than 12,000 free T-shirts, and have lots of fun with area students! The mission has remained the same for 20 years – remind students and keep them aware of the dangers of drugs and alcohol, encourage an environment of positive peer pressure, and wrap our arms around these students to give them leadership, guidance, direction, encouragement and support.

One of the highlights of the Safe Sober Prom Night program is the t-shirt design contest. To kick off this year’s Safe Sober Prom Night campaign, I made a surprise guest appearance and presentation to Ms. Stephanie Messer’s commercial art class at the Career Center in Winston-Salem. There, after making a brief presentation on the importance of students using the commercial art skills they are developing to launch into their careers, I presented Hannah Gonzalas with the award for winning the design competition. The presentation on Ms. Messer’s website can be seen here.

Hannah’s t-shirt design will appear on all of the free t-shirts that are given to high school juniors and seniors in the Triad, and she will also be recognized as the designer on the back of the t-shirts. Hannah’s parents joined the class for the surprise presentation and even brought a cake with Hannah’s design on it. In addition to her studies at the Career Center, Hannah is a senior at Reynolds High School.

This week our Safe Sober Prom Night public service promotional TV commercials hit the airways starring students from West Forsyth High School. The commercials can be seen here. Our Daggett Shuler team was impressed by the quality of the students!

Beginning today, our Daggett Shuler team along with volunteers from our distribution sponsor Keller Williams Realty will begin visiting area high schools to ask the students to sign the Safe Sober Prom Night do it right pledge. The pledge can be found online here. Taking the pledge online will help avoid the mad rush of signing the card at your school. You can also text message your friends from this page.

Safe Sober Prom Night was also the program that was featured in the Ford Ironman Everyday Hero Award. This recent award featured clips of the Safe Sober Prom Night program, along with me racing and finishing Ironman USA in Coeur d’Alene. An article on the Everyday Hero Award is here and the video cam be viewed here.

Please join our Daggett Shuler team as we support and encourage our local high school students. We are convinced that the students are bright and motivated. What they need from us is leadership, guidance ,encouragement and support.

Catch the fever,

David

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