Each day in the United States, 30 lives are lost due to drivers who choose to get behind the wheel of their vehicle while their ability is impaired. In 2018, that translated to 10,511 people being killed in alcohol-related vehicle accidents.

In effort to broaden awareness of these and other fact related to the influences of alcohol on driving ability, the Morrisville men’s hockey has teamed up with the Madison County Stop DWI program bring awareness to the cause. 

The Mustangs will be using their game on Saturday, January 25 at 7 pm against Buffalo State College as an opportunity to spread the word about the dangers of driving with impaired ability. The game will be played at the IcePlex located on the SUNY Morrisville campus.

Tickets are available an hour prior to the opening face-off and cost $4 for adults and $2 for students. Children 12 and under are admitted free.

Working with Madison County’s Stop DWI Program Coordinator Jennifer Cottet, Morrisville has planned a variety of activities tied to promoting awareness about the ever present problem of people driving when their abilities have been compromised by alcohol and other drugs.

Several special guests will be in attendance for the contest, including Madison County Sheriff Todd Hood, administrators from SUNY Morrisville, as well as educational administrators from Madison County’s STOP DWI Program.

In addition, family members directly affected by tragedies involving impaired ability driving will be in attendance to share their stories and support this educational initiative.

Members of the Mustangs hockey team will be voicing public service announcements about the effects of alcohol on driving ability throughout the game and there will be various giveaways for those attending. 

Following the game team members will also be offering a “Skate with the Mustangs” opportunity for those who would like to get on the ice. Skate rentals are being donated by the Morrisville Auxiliary Corporation.

For more information about this event contact the Athletics Office at 315-684-6072.

By martha

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