April 1st is a very important day to us here at The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility. While other organizations joke on April Fool’s Day, we face a serious reality: Underage drinking and drunk driving remain serious problems, despite the progress made against them. We want to let you know what we’re doing to make a fight these problems.
Coming off our visit to the 2010 Winter Games, We just recently wrapped up an electrifying post-Winter Games Ask, Listen, Learn tour with Apolo Anton Ohno, the most decorated U.S. Winter Olympian in history and star of the 2010 Olympic Games. We were thrilled to be able to bring him to see kids all over the country and tell them to say ‘YES’ to a healthy lifestyle and ‘NO’ to underage drinking.
We also recently filmed a series of PSAs for State Attorneys General with Dara Torres, five-time Olympian swimmer and winner of 12 Olympic medals. These PSAs will be airing in states all over the country in honor of Alcohol Awareness Month. Check out pictures from the event here!
Both of these stellar athletes are coming with us to Capitol Hill this month! On April 22nd, The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility is hosting an educational event on Capitol Hill that will teach parents and kids the importance of saying "YES" to a healthy lifestyle and "NO" to underage drinking. We’re doing this with our partners, the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation, the Artists and Athletes Alliance, and PE4Life.
We’re also starting to distribute our Ask, Listen, Learn interactive activities all over the country! We’ll be bringing it to roughly 250 schools and community groups around the country. We’ll also be posting online mini-games to Ask, Listen, Learn soon!
Lastly, Our Hardcore Drunk Driving Commuity Corrections Guide is coming out soon! This guide is designed to help probation and parole officers in monitoring hardcore drunk drivers under the care. We’ll be presenting it next week at this year’s Lifesavers Conference in Philadelphia, and posting it to our website shortly thereafter. Stay tuned!