"Field of Dreams" Tobacco-Free Baseball Family Day!
11:00AM @ Furman University's Lathem Stadium
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Greenville Family Partnership is a recipient of
the BMW Charity Pro-Am Golf Tournament 2014
Presented by the Synnex Corporation!
Monday-Sunday, May 12-18, 2014
Gates Open @ 7AM
Course Locations: Thornblade Club, Greer, SC; Reserve at Lake Keowee, Sunset, SC; and Green Valley Country Club, Greenville, SC
The Jeanette C. Cannada / Red Ribbon Memorial Scholarship is accepting applications! All applications must be submitted by Saturday, May 3, 2014!
Since 1998, this scholarship has been awarded in honor of Jeanette Cannada, a founding member of GFP / Red Ribbon Works, who gave 30 years of service to education and the prevention of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use among youth.
This scholarship is awarded annually to Greenville, South Carolina high school seniors and former scholarship recipients who are committed to volunteerism and living an alcohol, tobacco, and drug-free lifestyle. Recipients will be announced in May.
For more details, please contact Holli Hargett at 467-4099. Or, you may access the link below.
Thanks to Jersey Mike’s and Everyone Who Participated in the “Month / Day of Giving 2014”!
Who could have imagined that simply grabbing a bite to eat would help continue the mission of teaching the community the dangers of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and other high risk activities? Jersey Mike’s partnered with Greenville Family Partnership (GFP) to make this very thought happen.
On March 26th, aptly named the “Day of Giving”, Jersey Mike’s graciously forwarded 100% of the day’s profit from seven designated Upstate locations to GFP. Not only did Jersey Mike’s do this, but they also allowed for and encouraged donations to GFP for the entire month of March! On the “Day of Giving,” the locations were packed and there were many people happy to donate to our cause. The donations will go towards updating materials, programs, and more of the numerous things we do here at GFP.
GFP would, collectively, like to thank Jersey Mike’s for allowing us to be the beneficiary of the Jersey Mike’s “Month / Day of Giving” 2014 and we would also like to thank every person that contributed to this event, either through a purchase or donation.
Thank you for helping GFP keep kids off alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs!
Written by: Kasey Morey, GFP Youth Intern
Help Teens Guard Against Distracted Driving!
In today’s world of “driving while texting / talking, teens can easily get distracted. But the “Guard Your Life Challenge / BMW Driving Experience” can teach teens ages 15-19 how to avoid the dangers of distracted driving. Visit http://guardyourlifechallenge.com/Driving_Experience.html.
If you would like to help GFP continue its mission of keeping kids off drugs, please consider making a donation. You may donate through the "Red Ribbon Store", by phone at (800) 732-4099, or via mail to Greenville Family Partnership, PO Box 10203, Greenville, SC 29603. THANK YOU!
"Wouldn’t it be great to be able to walk into any restaurant in all of Greenville County and not have to worry about breathing in smoke? Or, do you think county or state-wide smoke-free ordinances that allow non-smokers - especially children - to breathe fresh, clean, smoke-free air a violation of smokers’ rights?
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