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This year’s Walk Against Drugs will be held virtually with student contest

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With current health directives and to keep our community safe during the pandemic, this year’s Walk Against Drugs will be held virtually on Saturday, October 17 at 8 a.m. – with a contest designed to help students be more successful in school. The annual Walk Against Drugs is a collaboration of local businesses, school districts, the City of Mission Viejo and Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

Contest prizes include school supplies and equipment to assist with distance learning.  Any Mission Viejo student (K-12) can participate by submitting a photo of him or her holding a drawing or message depicting making healthy choices and staying drug, alcohol and tobacco free. Each grade category will have first though fourth-place winners. First-place winners will receive an iPad or Chromebook; second-place winners will receive a headset; with third and fourth-place winners receiving gift cards for school supplies.  

Criteria for students submitting images:

  • The student contest runs from 8 am Thursday, September 10 to 8 am Monday, September 21. 
  • All Mission Viejo students (K-12) can participate by submitting a photo of them holding a drawing or message on how they make healthy choices and stay drug, alcohol and tobacco free. They should wear red to display their Red Ribbon spirit, be creative and have a parent’s permission to enter. Think of your commitment to making healthy choices and how you can pledge to continue a healthful lifestyle.  
  • Students can enter by visiting https://cityofmissionviejo.org/walk-against-drugs-2020
  • Must agree to terms and conditions on website form.

The winners will be contacted by Mission Viejo Police Services to coordinate the delivery of prizes. 

For more information, contact 949-470-8433 or crimeprevention@cityofmissionviejo.org.

Comments

Submitted by City Staff on Thu, 09/10/2020 - 7:40 pm

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Due to the fact that the Walk Against Drugs is a virtual event this year, red t-shirts will not be distributed. The money that would have been spent on t-shirts is being redirected toward prizes for the winning submissions to help students with supplies and equipment to assist with distance learning.

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