March 28, 2017 -Springfield, Mass- 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.
Hampden District Attorney Anthony D. Gulluni stated, “I would like to personally invite high school students, parents, teachers and residents of Hampden County to the Basketball Hall of Fame on Thursday night. This is a great opportunity to talk about and understand the dangers of impaired driving in an engaging and educational setting.”
Earlier this year area high school students had the opportunity to create public service announcements (PSAs) and billboards 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 schools that submit a winning PSA and/or billboard entry will be announced and each receive a $10,000 grant to improve technological equipment at their school.
In addition to announcing the challenge winners, there will be interactive active events, such as: driving simulators activities utilizing impairment googles, as well as giveaways and other activities. A raffle featuring Apple Store gift cards, all high school students attending the event will be eligible, as well as, $500 to go towards the cost of driving school.
This year’s event will also feature a presentation to parents on the liability of hosting a teen party.
The event is made possible by a grant from the Drunk Driving Trust Fund which is administered by the Massachusetts Office of Victim Assistance.