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 31, 2016 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 and residents of Hampden County to the Basketball Hall of Fame on Thursday night. This is a great opportunity to talk about and experience the dangers of impaired driving in an engaging setting.”
Earlier this year area high school students had the opportunity to create public service announcements (PSA) highlighting the dangers of impaired driving. The thirty to sixty second 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 entry will be announced and receive a $10,000 grant to improve technological equipment at their school.
In addition to announcing the PSA challenge winner, there will be: a raffle for several $500 Apple Store gift cards, all high school students attending the event will be eligible; interactive active events; such as an impaired driving simulator and activities 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.
This event is open to members of the media. Please note a screening of the submitted PSAs as well as an impaired driving video produced by the DA’s office will be shown in the Hall’s theater beginning at 6:00 p.m.