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West Valley Central School SADD and Class of 2014 to hold fundraiser

WEST VALLEY — Students Against Destructive Decisions and the West Valley Central School Class of 2014, in conjunction with Emerling Ford of Springville, has announced a combined fundraising event.

The fundraiser will be held on Thursday, Sept. 12 the from 3:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in front of the school.

Those attending an open house at the school will be able to test-drive the latest Ford models. For every test-drive that takes place, Ford Motor Company will make a $20 donation, up to a total of $6,000 to the SADD club.

Drivers who are 18 years old or older can participate. While there is some paperwork to fill out, this is a no-pressure, no-gimmicks and no-obligation event.

Since the SADD chapter does not receive any funds from the school district, all money comes through grants and fundraisers.

SADD sponsors the annual Youth United Day, a day filled with non-traditional teaching skills. Past speakers include Keith Deltano, Mike Masters, Andy Thibodeau and Rick Stoddard.

SADD also sponsors a yearly dance that features a deejay service and a 20-by-12-foot video screen. There is a driving simulator for all attendees to test their driving skills, through various road conditions.

Each year, SADD teams up with Reality Check of Cattaraugus County and Erie Insurance. Through Erie Insurance’s “Lookin’ Out” grant, the organization offers students various activities dealing with driving, from anti-texting campaigns to driving simulators.

In addition, each October, WVCS SADD chapter participates in Red Ribbon week. There are awareness activities, for students in seventh-12th grades and offers alternative activities for students in Pre-K-sixth grade.

SADD will split the funds raised with the senior class, to help with the costs of the prom and after-prom party, to be held in May.

For more information, contact Jim Howe at; call 942-3292 ext. 350; or contact Matt LaBrake,, or 942-3293 ext. 314.

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