Picente Announces 2014 Teen Safety Education Week

Events Include the Safety and Education Programs and 3rd Annual Baseball Classic

County Executive Picente along with Oneida County Youth Bureau and Oneida County Stop DWI, participating school districts, partners and sponsors announced Teen Safety and Education Week. Teen Safety and Education Week will be the week of April 22nd.

“Teen Safety is a top priority for myself and Oneida County Government. The Teen Traffic Safety Education Program, which includes community and educational partners in conjunction with the STOP DWI Baseball Classic provides an opportunity to educate Teens and their families on the dangers of making destructive decisions, at a critical time of year.” Said County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr.

Teen Safety Education Week includes the Teen Safety and Education Program which is presented to Oneida County High School Students annually, prior to Prom season and the 3rd Annual Stop DWI Baseball Classic which will be held Friday April 25th and 26th at Murnane Field in Utica. Both the Education Program and the Baseball Classic are aimed at making youth aware of the consequences that result in making destructive decisions.

“This our third year doing the Annual Baseball Classic and it is a fun end to this exciting week where 10 High School baseball teams will compete while creating a two day event that allows our partners to present critical educational information to the community. I thank all our partners, our Youth Bureau and Stop DWI offices for all their hard work and dedication to this worthy event.”

The Teen Safety and Educational Program will be presented at the following high schools: Rome Free Academy, Whitesboro High School, VVS and Proctor. The Baseball Classic will have educational material presented by: National Baseball Hall of Fame, Oneida County Health Department, Oneida County Sheriff’s Office, Insight House, Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES, NYDOT, NY State Police, Project Purple, CORE and BASE.

The Baseball Classic is sponsored by community partners: Excellus, Electricians IBEW/NECA, AAA New York, Don’s Ford, First Source, Northern Safety and Industrial,  MVCC, Cooperstown Bat, Spano’s Bakery, Adjusters International - Basloe, Levin and Cuccaro, Coca-Cola and Tents Plus Party Rentals.