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Tuesday, 31 March 2009 15:38

Home Run for a Drug Free World

Written by  Heidi Lux
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Photo by Jesse Chalupsky
Photo by Jesse Chalupsky
Clearwater, FL (March 2009) - The Drug Free World fundraising event was held at the Toronto Blue Jays vs. Detroit Tigers spring training game. About 3,000 “Truth About Drugs” booklets were handed out to the game attendees, and 40 children signed up to be Drug Free Marshals. They were brought out to the field at 12:30, just before the game began, and pledged to not do drugs.

The American and Canadian national anthems were sung by 12 year-old Sally Gatza from Delphi Academy in Clearwater. There were contests and prizes, including an essay contest in which children were asked to show, in a creative way, how they would teach someone not to do drugs. The winners, Lindsay Patrick and Alexis Young, both from Washburn Academy, were presented with autographed Aaron Hill bobbleheads.

This is the second year the Drug Free World fundraiser has been held and the proceeds go to projects such as anti-drug education for youth in detention centers. For more information go to www.drugfreeworld.org .

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