|Posted October 29, 2008|
Wristen to speak to students about drug prevention
CSU-Pueblo head football coach to talk to Sierra Vista Elementary students in Pueblo West as part of national ‘Red Ribbon Week'
PUEBLO, Colo. (Oct. 28, 2008) - Colorado State University-Pueblo head football coach, John Wristen, will speak to elementary school-aged students at Sierra Vista Elementary School in Pueblo West Thursday at 9 a.m. about drug prevention as part of the national "Red Ribbon Week" festivities.
Wristen, joined by several CSU-Pueblo football players, will talk to students about how to be successful in both athletics and academics, as well as warn of the harms of drug abuse and how it can endanger personal success. Wristen will also be joined by CSU-Pueblo cheerleaders.
Wristen's visit to Sierra Vista is one of hundreds of "Red Ribbon Campaign" events throughout the nation, intended to raise drug abuse awareness and educate the community about the dangers of drugs.
The Red Ribbon Campaign was started when drug traffickers in Mexico City murdered DEA agent Kiki Camarena in 1985. This began the continuing tradition of displaying Red Ribbons as a symbol of intolerance towards the use of drugs. The mission of the Red Ribbon Campaign is to present a unified and visible commitment towards the creation of a DRUG-FREE AMERICA.
For more information, contact CSU-Pueblo associate athletic director, Niki Whitaker, at (719) 549-2021