Governor Pat Quinn Proclaims October 2010 “Operation Snowball Month”

(Springfield, IL) — October 5, 2010. Governor Pat Quinn has proclaimed October 2010 as Operation Snowball Month, encouraging youth to maintain a healthy and substance-free lifestyle.

“We thank Governor Quinn for his proclamation because we think a message from the governor could help to deter youth from drinking and abusing alcohol,” said Mary Jo Davies, the Illinois Operation Snowball program manager.

Operation Snowball, an Illinois statewide non-profit organization, which is partnered with the Illinois Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Association, encourages young people to avoid drugs and alcohol abuse.

“Operation Snowball focuses on prevention messages that aim primarily at the high school students because at this age they understand the idea behind prevention,” said Davies.

Operation Snowball has more than 120 chapters totaling 50,000 youth.

For more information regarding Operation Snowball, please visit its Web site:

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