SALT LAKE CITY (May 20, 2013) – The Salt Lake Bees, in conjunction with the Utah State Office of Education, will host Prevention Dimensions Day at the Bees vs. Memphis Redbirds game on Tuesday, May 21 at 10:35 a.m. The Bees will welcome more than 11,000 students to this 10th annual event at Spring Mobile Ballpark which promotes drug and alcohol prevention.
The fifth and sixth grade students in attendance will enjoy an opening ceremony featuring more than 400 Utah elementary students from the Davis, Granite and Salt Lake school districts. Also participating in the program will be Utah’s First Lady, Jeanette Herbert, and Verne Larsen, Safe and Drug-Free Schools Coordinator for the Utah State Office of Education. Larsen will also throw out the ceremonial first pitch, while the Lehi Children’s Choir will perform the national anthem.
Prevention Dimensions is Utah’s Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities lesson set, which supports the Utah State Office of Education pre-kindergarten through 12th grade health core. The program began in 1982 as a joint effort between the Utah State Division of Substance Abuse, Utah State Department of Health, Utah State Office of Education, and Utah State PTA, and has been revised several times since. The mission of PD is to give students a strong foundation of effective violence and substance abuse prevention skills.
The Bees are in action tonight as the team takes on the Memphis Redbirds at 6:35 p.m. at Spring Mobile Ballpark. Monday is Smith’s Family Night at Spring Mobile Ballpark where four tickets and four hot dogs can be purchased for just $20 at all Smith’sTix locations. For more information, call (801) 325-BASE or visit slbees.com.
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