Superior Substance Abuse Coalition helps Panthers get back to school

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

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.

Staff (1509 Posts)

There are news or informational items frequently written by staff or submitted to the Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner, Superior Sun, Pinal Nugget or Oracle Towne Crier for inclusion in our print or digital products. These items are not credited with an author.


facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Stories Just Posted

    Bicyclist killed near Oracle

    22 hours ago
    by

    On Thursday, May 28, 2015, at approximately 6:37 p.m., officers from the Arizona Department of Public Safety were dispatched to […]


    Town of Kearny Survey

    May 27th, 2015
    by

    Town of Kearny residents please drop off your completed surveys with signatures and addresses to the Town sealed, ready for […]


    Summer Reading Program kicks off at Superior Library: Every Hero Has a Story!

    May 26th, 2015
    by

    This summer readers of all ages will celebrate many types of heroes; the heroes of all ages who walk through the doors of the library each day; the heroes who have


    Getting Lost in the Copper Corridor

    May 26th, 2015
    by

    Can you guess where in the Copper Corridor the cover photo was taken? If you guessed Mammoth, then you would be correct.


  • Stories Just For You

    Superior FCCLA heading to Nationals; CVIT makes donation to help with expenses

    May 26th, 2015
    by

    The Superior High School Career and Technical Education Organization  Family, Career, & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) students recently participated in State Competition in Tucson, AZ and the following students qualified


    Panthers’ Longoria selected for All-Star Game

    May 26th, 2015
    by

    Superior Sun Superior ace pitcher Rickey Longoria, a first team All-Division and All-Section selection, is scheduled to appear in the 2015 Arizona Baseball Coaches Association (AzBCA) Division III/IV All-Star game,


    Bearcat coach, players to appear in All-Star games

    May 26th, 2015
    by

    Copper Basin News Head coach Rene Pacheco and three players from the state runner up Ray baseball team were selected to appear in either the 2015 Arizona Baseball Coaches Association


    Hayden seniors presented with scholarships

    May 26th, 2015
    by

    Complied Copper Basin News Hayden High School graduates were rewarded for all their hard work with thousands of dollars in scholarships and awards during the scholarship program held last week.


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather