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ABC Steps Off 2012 College Tour With Sober Swag at Norfolk State University

March 19, 2012

News Release Contact:

Carol Mawyer - (804) 219-2022
Email: pubrel@abc.virginia.gov

ABC Steps Off 2012 College Tour With Sober Swag at Norfolk State University

  • 2012 College Conference Steps Off Saturday, April 7 at Norfolk State University.
  • Step Show Competition features $1000 top prizes to student organizations with the best routine.

One Virginia college-age student dies every week in an alcohol-related traffic crash. Virginia ABC is addressing this grim statistic by taking its message that underage drinking isn’t cool right to college campuses. Sober Swag at Norfolk State University (NSU) is the first stop for Virginia ABC’s 2012 College Tour.

Scheduled for Saturday, April 7, Sober Swag at NSU features hip speakers, informative breakout sessions and a step show competition with cash prizes. The free, one-day conference is open to all Hampton Roads area college students.

Virginia ABC’s College Tour is a series of free regional forums that focus on promoting healthy choices, social responsibility, collaboration and leadership. The event offers college students practical safety tips about preventing and reducing excessive drinking, and drinking and driving.

Shaun Derick, a motivational speaker based in New York City, will deliver the keynote address on life choices and overcoming obstacles.

The step show competition, open to students organizations at area colleges and universities, is centered on the theme “Stomp Out Underage Drinking” and will have a top prize of $1000 each for the male and female group that steps the best.

Students interested in registering to compete and attending Sober Swag should contact Lori Hobson, Norfolk State University, at lhobson@nsu.edu or (757) 823-2410.

ABC’s College Tour future venues include stops at Longwood University on April 14–15 and George Mason University on April 18. The tour is made possible by a grant from the Virginia Highway Safety Office.

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  • ABC Steps Off 2012 College Tour With Sober Swag at Norfolk State University