Drug Awareness Day 2013

Oro Valley Police Chief Danny Sharp speaks to a crowd of fifth-grade students at the start of Drug Awareness Day last year.

Randy Metcalf/The Explorer

On Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Oro Valley Police Department, Oro Valley Optimist Club and the Kyle Franks Foundation will host the sixth annual Drug Awareness Day for all fifth-grade students in the Amphitheater School District.

The event, which will be held at Riverfront Park, 551 W. Lambert Lane, is designed to raise awareness of drug abuse while teaching students and parents about drug prevention. Students will also learn strategies to stay drug and alcohol free.

OVPD Chief Daniel Sharp will be in attendance to hand out prizes and announce the essay winners. Guest speakers include: Oro Valley Mayor Satish I. Hiremath, D.D.S., Motivational Speaker Michael Robins, and Anthony J. Coulson of NTH Consulting.

Participating agencies include: Arizona Army National Guard, OVPD Fraternal Order of Police, Golder Ranch Fire District, Marana Police Department, Pima County Sheriff’s Department, Pima Regional SWAT, U.S. Border Patrol, Department of Public Safety, Arizona Lifeline and U.S. Customs.

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