Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch fans will be rocking to the sound of hip hop legends Mareko and DJCXL in FREE concerts to celebrate Students Against Driving Drunk Awareness Week, September 7 – 12. Students will also be encouraged to sign “Will to Live” contracts with their parents, in a National push to reach a record of 5000 signed “Will to Live” contracts.
Schools are also being encouraged to enter a “Will to Live” competition, where they perform a short stage show promoting the alternatives to drinking and driving. There are $5,000 of prizes to be won.
Chloe Johnston, national co-ordinator of “Students Against Driving Drunk” (SADD) says the “Will to Live” contracts are a pact between parents and secondary students to party safe and drive sober.
SADD is a National non-profit organisation, started in 1985 and governed by the Automobile Association Driver Education Foundation. Foundation chief executive Peter Sheppard, says with 80% of New Zealand secondary schools having SADD representatives, the attempt for a record signing of “Will to Live” contracts has enormous potential to make a difference in keeping students safe on our roads.
Minister of Youth Affairs, Hon John Tamihere, will host a function at the Executive Wing Foyer of the Beehive on Wednesday (10 Sept) at 1.00PM, to mark the occasion of SADD Awareness Week. During this ceremony, invited guests will be asked to sign a SADD "Will To Live" contracts.
Students keen to enter the Will to Live Competitions or sign a Will to Live Contract with their parents can do so by going to www.sadd.org.nz
Entry to the concerts is FREE. They will be MC’d by New Zealand actor/comedian Pio Terei who is a strong supporter of the SADD message.
Show details are: Auckland – ASB Stadium,
Sept 7, 1.00pm start, Opened by Hon John Tamihere Wellington
– Illot Theatre, Sept 10, 6.00pm start Christchurch – The
Civic, Sept 12, 7.00pm start