I Stand With Allie, I Walk Like MADD Event
Girls basketball tournament site to educate youth, inspire change and commit to end underage drinking
WHAT: I Stand With Allie: Athletes Against Underage Drinking will offer an inspirational session at
the YBOA Girls Basketball Tournament in Peachtree City to rally players to stand and
take the "Athlete Pledge" to not drink while underage.
I Stand with Allie was created by Peak Performance Sports & Development Foundation Inc., in partnership with Mothers Against Drunk Driving. The program was launched after Peak basketball players, Allie and Taylor Hood-Sands, lost their older brother when he was killed in a car accident that involved an underage drunk driver.
Allie, one of the first MADD Georgia Teen Influencers in Georgia (GATI), and her sister, Taylor, will share their personal tragedy during the session to help fellow athletes realize the power of saying no to alcohol and encourage them to take the pledge. Approximately 600 athletes will compete in the tournament and the first 100 athletes to attend the inspirational session will also get a free, nutritious game-day meal.
WHEN: Saturday, March 28th
- Noon to 12:45 p.m. – Inspirational Session – the first 100 athletes through the door will get a free, nutritious game-day meal!
- 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – MADD staff and volunteers on site answering questions.
WHERE: Starr's Mill High School, 193 Panther Path, Fayetteville, GA 30215.
WHY: In 2013, 297 people in Georgia were killed in drunk driving crashes. Nationwide, more than
10,000 lives were lost due to drunk driving and more than 350,000 people were injured in alcohol-related crashes.
This event will:
- Educate youth athletes on the dangers of underage drinking.
- Inspire those athletes to take the pledge to not drink before they are of age.
- Create awareness of the Walk Like MADD™ and MADD Dash fundraising walk/run at Kennesaw State University on September 26, 2015.
For more information, visit walklikemadd.org/Atlanta