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State underage drinking prevention Fall campaign kicks off at weekend high school football games

DATE: September 20, 2013
CONTACT: Ted Penesis

CHICAGO—The Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC) kicks off its fall alcohol awareness campaign, YOUR ACTIONS MATTER!, at weekend high school football games across the State with the first events tonight at 7 p.m. when Brother Rice meets Mt. Carmel at Chicago's Gately Stadium and tomorrow at 1 p.m. when Providence visits Loyola Academy in Wilmette.

Attendees at this weekend’s games will be able to participate in educational activities and games with prize giveaways. Then, through the end of October, thousands of teen and adult volunteers will communicate the YOUR ACTIONS MATTER! message statewide by posting educational materials in stores encouraging action by parents to spread the word to discourage underage drinking (click here for inaugural fall campaign local partners).

“Football games are prime events for us to spread the message where we have a captive audience,” said Gloria Materre, executive director of the ILCC. “Unfortunately, alcohol often becomes part of the excitement of the game and teens should focus their energies on other celebratory activities. While increased teen alcohol use is well known during springtime events such as prom and graduation, many do not realize the fall season has its own enticements, with the weekly football game at the top of the list.”

The Liquor Commission will also conduct other fall prevention activities throughout the state, including student assemblies, responsible beverage service classes, parental responsibility programs, and more.

The ILCC encourages new partners to participate in creating the public awareness campaign in their local communities. Materials for the campaign are available for free at www.YourActionsMatter.org, and ILCC staff will assist partners in implementing a campaign in their area. To learn more about all ILCC educational efforts, visit www.DontBeSorry.org.


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