April is Alcohol Awareness Month and Buster's is once again teaming up with the Blake McMeans Foundation and The Memphis Area Prevention in presenting an informative event for high school Juniors, Seniors, and their parents this next Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 at 6pm at First Evangelical Church, located at 735 Ridge Lake Blvd.
Guest speaker Blake McMeans will be on hand to share his personal struggle to heal since making the fateful decision to drink and drive as a senior in High School. The Knoxville native, once a #4 nationally ranked tennis player was in a car accident after drinking with fraternity brothers when he was 17. The decision to drink and drive cost him his athletic career along with many of the freedoms that most take for granted and nearly his life. McMeans, now 35, has dedicated himself to educating youths about the devastating consequences of drinking and driving.
Blake's message on alcohol awareness is extremely powerful and is making a positive impact on our youth.
April is also Prom Season for many local schools when teenagers might be more likely to drink. This is the perfect time to educate parents to restrict the access to their personal liquor cabinets as well as advice against hosting prom parties at their homes. And soon, many teenagers will be going off to college. Show how much you care for them by addressing alcohol awareness now and the importance of making the right decisions away from home.
At Buster's, we hope you will take this opportunity to think about your loved ones and persons close to you who may be suffering from alcohol abuse. The awareness page on our website offers helpful resources at http://www.bustersliquors.com/r/Article/Awareness