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Football Fans Have Reason to Celebrate, But Need to Celebrate Safely
Football Fans Have Reason to Celebrate, But Need to Celebrate Safely



Western New York football fans have plenty of reasons to celebrate, including a season opening road win and the great news that the local team will apparently stay in Buffalo for many years to come! And now fans have a chance to celebrate the good news with the first home game of the season this Sunday in Orchard Park. However, how you choose to celebrate could have a major impact on your future and the lives of others.

“There will be a lot of celebrating going on this Sunday, especially if Buffalo improves to 2-0 on the season,” said Monica Farrar, director of The Resource Training Center in Amherst. “Whether you’re watching the game in the stadium or on TV at a friend’s house, you need to plan ahead and have a sober ride home if drinking is part of the festivities.

“Unfortunately, game days and tailgating parties are often associated with heavy drinking, reckless behavior, drinking and driving, and an increase in vehicular crashes. Impaired driving can have serious consequences, far beyond the legal and financial ones. Thousands of lives are permanently impacted each year because of someone’s decision to get behind the wheel while impaired by alcohol.”

Located in the Harlem Road Community Center at 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst, The Resource Training Center offers a wide variety of services, including the New York State Drinking Driver Program for individuals convicted of an alcohol- or drug-related driving violation, and Alive at 25, a unique program that teaches young drivers to change how they approach driving through role playing, workbook exercises, interactive media segments and more.

For more information, please call 983-2258, email info@wnyresourcetraining.org or visit www.wnyresourcetraining.org. You can also follow The Resource Training Center on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/The-Resource-Training-Center/112019195650348 or Twitter (@monica_farrar).

“Let’s hope we have many more reasons to celebrate this season,” added Farrar. “Let’s just be sure to make the right decisions and keep impaired drivers off our roadways!”



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