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2012-09-24 10:24:31

Program encourages kids to "say 'YES' to a healthy lifestyle and 'NO' to underage drinking" WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Olympic gold medalist swimmer Rebecca Soni encouraged students at Paul Public Charter School to "say 'YES' to a healthy lifestyle and 'NO' to underage drinking." As an ambassador for The Century Council's Ask, Listen, Learn: Kids and Alcohol Don't Mix program, Soni reminded students of the importance of making healthy decisions to reach...

2012-09-14 06:24:59

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal, Ed.D. joined The Century Council on Capitol Hill to meet with Members of Congress and their top staffers. Dr. O'Neal spoke about The Century Council's effort to address college binge drinking across the country and highlighted new research completed by Morgan State University on binge drinking among Historically Black College and University (HBCU) students. Morgan State University, funded by a...

2012-09-12 06:31:37

Program encourages kids to "say 'YES' to a healthy lifestyle and 'NO' to underage drinking" ATLANTA, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Olympic Sprinter Tyson Gay encouraged students at Sylvan Hills Middle School to "say 'YES' to a healthy lifestyle and 'NO' to underage drinking." As an ambassador for The Century Council's Ask, Listen, Learn: Kids and Alcohol Don't Mix program, Gay reminded students of the importance of making healthy decisions to reach their goals....

2012-09-04 10:21:22

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Century Council announced it will award a second grant to a team of researchers at the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Emergency Medicine to further investigate the use of mobile phone text messaging as an intervention tool to reduce hazardous drinking among college students. Over the next three years, The Century Council, a nonprofit funded by distillers and dedicated to fighting drunk driving and underage...

2012-07-30 02:25:07

Four Extraordinary Young Women to Join Julie Foudy and McDonald's at London 2012 Olympic Games SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An all-expense-paid trip to London, England for the London 2012 Olympic Games may seem like a dream to some, but for one group of extraordinary young women, that dream has become a reality that they earned through hard work and dedication. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120201/DC45462LOGO-b) Passionate leaders and...

2012-06-27 06:22:42

Debbie Phelps and swimmers Mallory Weggemann and Rebecca Soni encourage kids to make healthy choices at USA Swimming's Aqua Zone OMAHA, Neb., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Century Council is showcasing its Ask, Listen, Learn: Kids and Alcohol Don't Mix program at USA Swimming's Aqua Zone during the US Swim Team Trials in Omaha, Nebraska, from June 25 through July 2. The exhibit space is free of charge to the community and open from noon to 5 p.m. June 23 and 24 and 11 a.m....

2012-05-01 02:20:43

Teens may say 'I Know Everything' but parents still play critical role ARLINGTON, Va., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of National Youth Traffic Safety Month, The Century Council, an independent national not-for-profit funded by distillers dedicated to fighting drunk driving and underage drinking, launched I Know Everything, a new program developed in partnership with the Virginia Supreme Court as a resource for judges to use during mandatory new drivers...

2012-03-06 07:00:00

Four Extraordinary Young Women to Join Foudy and McDonald's at London 2012 Olympic Games This Summer SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In conjunction with National Women's History Month--celebrating women's education and women's empowerment--The Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy (JFSLA) today unveiled the four grand prize winners of the Inaugural "Choose to Matter" contest. The JFSLA and the Choose to Matter Contest motivate young female athletes who...

2011-04-01 16:10:00

NORWALK, Conn., April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- April is Alcohol Awareness Month, and Diageo, the world's leading spirits, wine and beer company, and industry leader in promoting responsible drinking, marked the occasion by congratulating Apolo Ohno, the most decorated US Winter Olympian for presenting The Century Council's interactive 'Ask, Listen, Learn: Kids and Alcohol Don't Mix' program at the Cloonan Middle school in Stamford. Guy Smith, Executive Vice President, Diageo North...

2011-02-01 07:30:00

Partnership with Cambridge Health Alliance, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Repeat drunk drivers represent at least one third of all DUI arrests and likely contribute to consistent rates of DUI deaths and injuries on our nation's highways. These statistics emphasize the need to identify and address the factors that influence DUI recidivism. More and more research has identified the fact that repeat DUI offenders often...