ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR)– Today, YOVASO (Youth of Virginia Speak Out About Traffic Safety) revealed the grand prize car that will be given away at the 32nd annual After Prom Grand Finale event in June.
The alluring green grand prize vehicle was donated by First Team Auto Mall in Roanoke as an additional incentive for students to stay until the end of their after-prom party.
They donate the car every single year and this year they donated this 2020 Hyundai Venue, it’s a brand new model.Becky Parr, Coordinator of YOVASO After Prom Grand Finale
YOVASO sponsors the After Prom Grand Finale event at the end of the school year to celebrate high school juniors and seniors across Southwest Virginia who make the safe choice to stay until the end of their after-prom party.
The prom parties are provided at various schools as an alternative to “going out” or potentially finding themselves in dangerous post-prom situations.
Juniors and Seniors who have chosen to stay through the entirety of their school’s After Prom Party are put into a drawing, where six are ultimately chosen to attend the After Prom Grand Finale event. It is at this event where one student is chosen at random to win the grand prize vehicle.
Although the car is a motivation for students, the safety of these students is the biggest prize.
In the past 31 years of the After Prom Grand Finale event, none of the participating schools have experienced the tragedy of a drug or alcohol-related driving accident on the night of their prom. This event saves lives.Ryan Hilbish, YOVASO Advisory Board Chair Sgt.
Becky Parr, dedicated Coordinator of the YOVASO After Prom Grand Finale encourages kids to have fun on prom night, but more than anything wants those students to return home safely.
We want the students to know that they can have fun and celebrate the biggest night of their lives on prom night and stay safe and not use alcohol or drugs, and we also want them to know that good things happen when you make good choices, like winning a brand new car!Becky Parr, Coordinator of YOVASO After Prom Grand Finale
The decreasing numbers in teenage driving fatalities since YOVASO’s presence in schools and with helping students since 2001 is an indicator of their success in promoting positive choices.
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