Picente Announces 2016 Teen Safety Education Week

Events Include the Safety and Education Programs and 5th  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 is the week of April 19th.

“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 5th Annual Stop DWI Baseball Classic which Friday April 29th and Saturday April 30th 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.

Picente said “This our fifth year doing the Annual Baseball Classic and it is a fun end to this exciting week where 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 all 13th Oneida County School Districts. The Baseball Classic will have the County’s educational partners on hand educating our students and communities on the dangers and consequences of making destructive decisions.  Educational topics will include; the effects of tobacco and marijuana use; bullying, work zone driving safety, teen dating/sexual violence assaults, the dangers of texting and driving, as well as drinking and driving.  The Sheriff’s Department will be on hand to take Child ID/fingerprinting/photos.

The Baseball Classic is sponsored by community partners: A. Vitullo Inc., Preferred Mutual, Don’s Ford Superstore, Excellus, Hemstrought’s Bakery, Adjuster International Basloe Levin and Cuccaro, Coca Cola, Cooperstown Town Bat Co., Electricians IBEW Local 43, First Source Credit Union, Foot Doctors, MVCC, Northern Safety & Industrial, Clifford Fuel Co. Inc, Adirondack Bank and Pavia Real Estate.