An Event to Prevent Impaired Driving
Who: Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni
What: Stop the Swerve: An Event to Prevent Impaired Driving
When: Thursday, March 31, 2016 Beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Where: Basketball Hall of Fame, 1000 Hall of Fame Avenue, Springfield, MA 01105
Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni will be hosting Stop the Swerve: An Event to Prevent Impaired Driving at the Basketball
Hall of Fame, this Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. The event is open to the public and is free of charge.
Earlier this year area high school students had the opportunity to create either a public service announcements (PSA) or billboard highlighting the dangers of impaired driving. The entries were to be original, note the risks associated with drunk or drugged driving, and communicate messages about public safety.
The school who submits a winning PSA and/or billboard will be announced and receive a $10,000 grant to improve technological equipment at their school. A total of $20,000 will be awarded; one for the winning PSA and one for the winning billboard.
In addition to announcing the PSA challenge winner, there will be: a raffle for $500 Apple Store gift cards, all high school students attending the event will be eligible, a presentation to parents on the liability of hosting a teen party, and interactive active events, such as: an impaired driving simulator, shooting hoops with impairment googles, filed sobriety testing utilizing impairment googles, as well as other giveaways and activities.
The event is made possible by a grant from the Drunk Driving Trust Fund which is administered by the Massachusetts Office of Victim Assistance.
Public Service Announcement and Billboard Challenge
Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni has launched a Public Service Announcement (PSA) and Billboard Challenge as part of his #StoptheSwerve campaign to local high school students.
Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni stated, “I am grateful to Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance and their administration of the Drunk Driving Trust Fund for the grant funding that will allow our office to expand our outreach to high school students. The PSA and billboard contest will showcase students sharing an important message with their fellow classmates and the community at large as it relates to drunk and impaired driving.”
The PSA and billboard contest is open to all Hampden County high school students, organizations, clubs and athletic teams to highlight the dangers of drunk and/or impaired driving. The contest consist of high school, through a faculty representative, students submitting a 30 – 60 second video entry or billboard design which must be original, note the risks associated with drunk or drugged driving, and communicate messages about public safety.
Winning entries for both the PSA and billboard challenge will receive $10,000 grants to enhance their schools’ technological resources. They will also be highlighted at the March 30, 2017 event at the Basketball Hall of Fame. Additionally the winning PSA will be broadcast on-line and the winning billboard will be displayed on a billboard in Hampden County.
The attached entry form should be submitted with all entries. The deadline for submission is March 27, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. For any questions regarding the PSA or Billboard challenge please contact the Hampden District Attorney’s Office at 413-747-1000.