SPASH club to promote alcoholism awareness at Jan. 20 game

Metro Wire Staff

Students at SPASH are raising funds for a local substance abuse program.

The Stevens Point Area Senior High chapter of HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) is organizing the fundraiser to raise awareness of the dangers of alcoholism in the community.

As part of this effort, group leaders Mya Cullen, Sylvia Tepp, Hannah Clark, and Cassie Damask, are coordinating a brief presentation at halftime during the Friday, Jan. 20 varsity basketball game against Wausau West.

The Panther players will all don red socks in honor of alcoholism awareness, according to Brett Lesniak, an advisor who works with the Chapter. Following the game, HOSA will also provide an alcohol-free “after party,” she said.

The event will feature information and resources about the dangers of misusing alcohol, as well as activities and games to promote education and awareness. Attendees will also have the opportunity to make donations to the local Salvation Army Substance Abuse Prevention Program.

“We believe that it is important for our community to be informed about the risks associated with alcohol use,” Damask said. “We hope that this event will not only raise awareness but also encourage healthy habits and support those who may be struggling with substance abuse.”

The event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend. Proceeds will be donated to the Salvation Army Substance Abuse Prevention Program to support the organization’s efforts to prevent and treat substance abuse in the community.

For more information about the event or HOSA, please contact Brett Lesniak, HOSA Advisor at 715-345-5400 or [email protected]