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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...

2012-06-27 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...

2012-04-04 02:25:06

Official Announcement of Partnership between USA Swimming and The Century Council WASHINGTON, April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the start of Alcohol Awareness Month, The Century Council, a national not-for-profit funded by distillers, dedicated to fighting drunk driving and underage drinking, has officially announced its partnership with USA Swimming, the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming in the United States. The partnership is a key component of outreach...

2012-04-03 02:24:30

Ambassadors include Shaquille O'Neal, Apolo Ohno, Bryan Clay, Tyson Gay, Steve Lopez, Mallory Weggemann & Rebecca Soni WASHINGTON, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of April as Alcohol Awareness Month, The Century Council today announced continued campaign efforts acknowledging benefits of living a healthy lifestyle and the consequences of binge drinking and underage drinking. The Century Council, a national not-for-profit funded by distillers dedicated to...

2012-01-13 13:31:00

Remmi Smith is honored as Sodexo's National Student Ambassador to Health and Nutrition WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The mantra of saying "'YES' to a healthy lifestyle and 'NO' to underage drinking" is the premise of The Century Council's Ask, Listen, Learn: Kids and Alcohol Don't Mix program. The program focuses on middle school kids, and encourages kids and parents to talk about the risks of underage drinking and benefits of living a healthy lifestyle. The...

2011-12-27 11:54:00

NORWALK, Conn., Dec. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Diageo, the world's leading distilled spirits, beer and wine company, today declared 2011 a milestone year for progress in the reduction of drunk driving and underage drinking. Recent reports released this month by highly respected independent and government organizations demonstrate the serious progress that can be made when public and private stakeholders work together for a common cause. "This year's data demonstrates that...

2011-07-25 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A broad range of safety, auto, insurance and alcohol industry groups and companies has called on Congress to pass legislation to provide funding for an advanced drunk driving detection research program which could lead to more than 8,000 fewer highway fatalities each year and a nationwide economic cost saving of approximately $130 billion annually. In a letter to House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica...

2011-06-15 09:00:00

PHOENIX, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Always known as a progressive state when it comes to tough laws for drunk drivers, Arizona's newest DUI legislation, signed in to law last month by Governor Jan Brewer, has been criticized for what critics say is a step backwards from the state's precedent-setting penalties for first-time DUI offenders. But both lawmakers and criminal justice professionals throughout the state are saying SB 1200 is a key piece of legislation that will help the state...