Superior Substance Abuse Coalition helps Panthers get back to school

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Students (and their parents) spent a lovely Friday learning about ways to prevent substance and other abuses while earning back to school supplies. Later they had fun at the pool at the Superior Substance Abuse Coalition’s annual Win to Swim. Mila Besich-Lira | Sun

The Superior Substance Abuse Coalition (SSAC) once again hosted their annual Win to Swim event. This year there was record attendance, just about all of the 225 back packs filled with school supplies were given away to the hard working students of Superior. In addition to the supplies and back packs the students were given a complimentary day pass to the Superior Aquatics Center on behalf of the Town of Superior. Close to 300 students, parents and volunteers signed in for the event.

To earn these back packs and pool passes the students participated in a scavenger hunt where they had to visit each of the prevention booth to learn about how to say no to drugs and alcohol. The Pinal County Sheriffs Office and County Attorneys Office were present to staff a prevention booth along with Resolution Copper, MADD, Superior Red Bears, and the Superior Booster Club.

Throughout the day the luau themed event had entertainment by the United Dance Crew from Coolidge and the SSAC gave away dozens of raffle prizes to the students and adults in attendance. A free hot dog lunch was also provided for those in attendance.

The SSAC is a local community group who’s mission it is to teach children and parents about the danger of drugs and alcohol abuse. The group meets monthly and is under the leadership of Elizabeth Magallanez, the group is always encouraging new members to join and help host their events and activities. For more information contact Magallanez at 520-510-8247.

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