Mayor Cretekos to Present Proclamation to the Say No to Drugs Holiday Classic 5K/10K and Event

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To celebrate the annual event, Mayor Cretekos is giving recognition to the success and impact Say No to Drugs has had on the Clearwater and greater Tampa Bay community.

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I encourage all Clearwater citizens to become more aware of the truth about drugs and to participate in various drug awareness programs on the fight against drug abuse..

As an advocate for positive education against drugs for the past 27 years, the Say No to Drugs Holiday Classic 5K/10K, along with its creators and volunteers, will be presented a Proclamation by Mayor Cretekos at the race on December 19th at Coachman Park in Clearwater.

Mayor Cretekos has created the following proclamation and will present it during the events following the race.

Say No to Drugs Day Proclamation for 19 December 2015:

WHEREAS the single most destructive element pervading our culture is the presence of drugs and the subsequent abuse of drugs; and WHEREAS drugs heavily contribute to a debilitated society; and WHEREAS drugs cause devastating effects for individuals, their families, and their groups; and WHEREAS any drug epidemic can and should be fought against, but it particularly has no place in the city of Clearwater, Florida; and
WHEREAS the first battle in the war against drugs begins with bringing up the awareness and education level of drugs and their effects with every individual—in particular, our youth; and WHEREAS The Say No to Drugs Holiday Classic Race, in partnership with the Foundation for a Drug Free World Florida, has provided education and raised awareness to thousands of parents and youth throughout Clearwater and the Tampa Bay Area for 27 consecutive years; NOW, THEREFORE, I, George Cretekos, Mayor of the city of Clearwater, Florida, do hereby proclaim December 19, 2015, “SAY NO TO DRUGS DAY” in Clearwater, and I encourage all Clearwater citizens to become more aware of the truth about drugs and to participate in various drug awareness programs on the fight against drug abuse.

The 5K and 10K races start at 8AM and the 1mile kids race starts at 8:15am. Afterwards, runners and their families may stay to visit the expo, attend the free pancake breakfast and the awards ceremony, where Mayor Cretekos will be making the presentation.

To participate in the race and events, and to witness this proclamation, visit http://www.saynotodrugs.com to get signed-up for the Say No to Drugs race on December 19, at Coachman Park in Clearwater.

About the Say No to Drugs Holiday Classic

The Say No to Drugs Holiday Classic is a 501©3 not-for-profit organization. Entry fees and donations fund the costs of the event itself, with proceeds going to the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Police Athletic League and Challenged Athletes Foundation and other anti-drug charities. For more information on this fun event, cause, and registration, please visit the website at http://saynotodrugs.com.

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