Third annual skate against drugs this Saturday

Bangor Daily News file photo by Gabor Degre
Bangor Daily News file photo by Gabor Degre
Posted May 06, 2011, at 11:42 a.m.

With live music from fifteen bands and a skateboard competition providing the backdrop, Bangor Region Public Health and Wellness, the Maine Office of Substance Abuse, Old Town YMCA, WHSN, and Spanky’s Pizza, are sponsoring the 3rd annual Skate Against Drugs at Bangor Skatepark on Saturday, May 7 from 11 am to 6 pm.

“With on-site services and information ranging from HIV testing and overdose prevention to career opportunities and addiction recovery support, this is no ordinary event,” states organizer Tim Shaw, Youth Liaison and Overdose Prevention Specialist for Bangor Region Public Health and Wellness..

“This is a chance for people to have fun and receive some very important information at the same time,” he adds.  “There are a wide range of resources available to people in this community and Skate Against Drugs has proven to be a great way to connect people with them.”

Featuring live performances by: “Hit the Lights”, “A Loss for Words”, “Kid Liberty” and a dozen more bands, Skate Against Drugs will provide an opportunity for those attending to visit with representatives from the National Guard, Planned Parenthood, Shaw House, New England School of Communications, and others, in an effort to share information on employment and educational opportunities, along with issues relating to health and wellness.

“Healthy communities support people in their effort to live healthier and more productive lives,” concludes Shaw, “and this free event is a great example of this community coming together to do just that.”

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