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Posted on: October 19, 2016

Friday Night Football Patrol Breaks Record as Teens Pledge to Stay Drug & Alcohol Free

PHOENIX—On Friday, October 21st the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office is encouraging our media partners to join us for Friday Night Football Patrol (FNFP) at Central High School in Phoenix. Volunteers will be encouraging students to sign the Teen Drug-Free Pledge and break a season record for number of pledges signed.

“This pledge is one more tool we can provide to our teens so that when they are pressured to use drugs and drink alcohol they have another reason to abstain,” said County Attorney Bill Montgomery. “This season we will set a new record for signed pledges, which means we are reaching more teens and we look for that to translate into our youth making better decisions.”

This is the sixth season FNFP volunteers have visited high school football games in Maricopa County to encourage students to sign the Teen Drug-Free Pledge. By signing the Pledge, these teens are vowing to stay drug and alcohol-free and avoid abusing prescription medication. During lunch periods on game day, MCAO staff volunteers visit the school for a pre-game rally where all students have the opportunity to sign the pledge. One pledge is drawn after lunch and that student is awarded a $50 VISA gift card.

On game night, 104.7 KISS FM brings music and more fun as volunteers collect additional pledges. Every student who signs a pledge at the game is automatically entered to win a $500 VISA gift card, with the winner being drawn during half-time. Arizona Milk Producers, the 2016 FNFP corporate sponsor, generously provides the gift cards.

Since the program began in 2011, almost 35,000 students have signed the Drug-Free Pledge. More information is available on our website, SafeTeensAZ.org, which offers comprehensive information for kids and parents on how to avoid the dangers of using drugs.

Friday Night Football Patrol
Central High School
4525 N Central Ave, Phoenix
7:00 p.m.

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