Posted by: David D. Daggett | May 23, 2010

Finish Strong

Finish Strong

       In triathlon and Ironman racing I believe in finishing strong! To finish strong takes planning, training, proper mental attitude, and execution. The same applies to all pursuits and projects.

Whew! It has been a fast and furious past eight weeks for Safe Sober Prom Night! There are many stories of teamwork, enthusiasm, participation, passion, and success! We finished strong!

The students’ participation and enthusiasm make us optimistic about the future of our community. Our students are bright, talented, motivated, and really trying to do the right things for a successful future. They are well on their way!

Teams of Daggett Shuler attorneys and staff personally visited approximately 35 area high schools in 8 Triad counties encouraging students to sign a pledge not to drink or use drugs on prom night, distributing student designed t-shirts, and speaking to the students. “Positive messages to our youth ensure the quality of our community for years to come,” says Griff Shuler, Daggett Shuler partner.

This year the firm has personally paid for, delivered, and distributed approximately 15,000 t-shirts to high school students in the Triad area. We had tremendous distribution help from our friends at Keller Williams Realty. We have also had some technological breakthroughs with the website at, including virtual pledge cards, video contests, and many resources for teens. Next year portends to be even bigger and better!

Of course there were also the difficult parts. We encountered those who have lost loved ones, or are injured or disabled, in car accidents due to drunk drivers. Meeting those suffering folks and hearing their stories really hit home for us since it was our professional contact with people hurting in these ways that inspired us to start the SSPN program 20 years ago.

Most of all, SSPN is a story of success. Success for our teens, our community, and our Daggett Shuler team. We are already brainstorming for next year – Safe Sober Prom Night 2011! We look forward to having you join us!

Finish strong,


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