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First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe Kicks Off Virginia ABC’s Youth Leadership and Alcohol Prevention Program

July 16, 2015

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Kathleen Shaw - (804) 213-4640
Email: kathleen.shaw@abc.virginia.gov

First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe Kicks Off Virginia ABC’s Youth Leadership and Alcohol Prevention Program

Virginia’s First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe will deliver opening remarks at Virginia ABC’s 2015 Youth Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Project (YADAPP) opening session Monday, July 20, at Longwood University in Farmville. The five-day summer leadership conference will prepare high-school students to become involved in keeping their schools and communities alcohol and drug free.

What:      Dorothy McAuliffe’s Opening Remarks at Virginia ABC’s Youth Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Project (YADAPP) Opening Session
When:     Monday, July 20, at 2 p.m.

Where:    Longwood University’s Jarman Hall Auditorium, 201 High St., Farmville

Mrs. McAuliffe will deliver a message about the importance of making healthy choices. As the mother of five who has served as a volunteer for many years in her community, she recognizes the power of engagement especially as it impacts the lives of young adults.

Opening Session Schedule, 2-4 p.m.:
  • 2 – 2:30 p.m.
    • High energy music and cheers by YADAPP’s Junior Staff and Youth Leaders
    • National anthem and introduction of Virginia ABC Chairman Jeffrey Painter
    • Chairman Painter’s introduction of First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe
    • First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe’s opening remarks
  • 2:30 – 2:50 p.m.
    • Announcements
  • 2:50 p.m.
    • Keynote and motivational speaker Dr. Adolph Brown

For more information about YADAPP, visit www.yadapp.com.

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The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) is a major source of revenue for the commonwealth, contributing more than $1.8 billion to the general fund in the last five years. The agency currently operates 351 state stores. Its Bureau of Law Enforcement oversees more than 16,000 ABC licensed establishments while the Hearings and Appeals Division considers more than 700 cases each year. The agency also provides alcohol education and prevention programs for people of all ages. Now celebrating its 80th anniversary, ABC remains committed to progress and innovation in carrying out its control, service and revenue mission.

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