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Anti-Drug Program Gets Started
Collector Card Series To Rel
The Collector Card Series is part of the overall public awarness campaign being launched by Gov. Martha Layne Collins' Champions Against Drugs program.
The series will run 22 consecutive weeks and each card will feature a photo of a noted Kentuckian with a personal anti-substance abuse message.
Participants were selected through a survey which asked young people across the state to name their Kentucky role models. The first collector card will be released in April.
The cards wiil be distributed with the help of local law enforcement officals, and incentive prizes will be awarded at the end of the 22 weeks. The Grand Prize winner will be awarded an away trip for two with the Kentucky college team of his or her choice.
Any young person 17-years-old and under is eligible to collect the cards and compete for prizes. The prize winners will be drawn at random.
The Collector Card Series is being sponsored with the help of the Coca-Cola Company and Valvoline.
Also, two special cards—David Robinson and Billy Packer—were printed and given out during the Champions Against Drugs Rally in Lexington following Wednesday's second game of the Sweet Sixteen. Robinson, 1987's hoop Player of the Year, and Packer, the well
known college basketball analyst for CBS, were in town for the rally.
The cards were only available at the event, as 12,500 were released of Robinson and Packer, respectively.
On the back of Robinson's card the seven-footer was quoted the following: "Being named All-American took hard work, discipline and confidence. If you believe in yourself, you can do anything you want, including saying 'no' to drugs and alcohol."
Packer was quoted on his card as saying, "Sports are great. Don't miss out on all the fun. Be smart and say 'no' to drugs and alcohol. It'll be your greatest victory, bigger than even a national championship."
Here's a list of the collector card participants:
Martha Layne Collins—Kentucky Governor.
Kyle Macy—Former UK All-American, now a member of the Indiana Pacers of the NBA.
Doug Flynn—Former pro baseball player. Mary T. Meagher—Olympic gold medalist swimmer.
Frank Minniefield—Member of the NFL's Cleveland Browns.
Harold "Pee Wee" Reese—Former pro baseball player.
Kenny Walker—Former Wildcat All-American, now with the NBAs New York Knicks.
Darrell Griffith—Former Louisville All-American, now a member of the NBAs Utah Jazz.
Melinda Cumberledge—Miss Kentucky 1986-87.
Dale Baldwin—University of Kentucky cheerleader.
A.B. "Happy" Chandler—Former Governor of Kentucky.
Dr. William DeVries—Heart surgeon who pioneered artificial heart transplants. Rex Chapman—Current University of Kentucky basketball player Winston Bennett —Current University of Kentucky basketball player. Ricky Skaggs—Country music performer.
Mary T. Meagi
You can be a Champion!