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Signs of change: Be the DD program takes to the streets

August 31, 2011 8:00 am Published by Comments Off on Signs of change: Be the DD program takes to the streets

The Prize Posse, part of the “Be the DD and Win” campaign, has come to Ventura twice over the summer, and will come through again on Friday, September 30.

The Posse, who promote awareness and appreciation of designated drivers at targeted clubs in downtown Ventura, has given away pamphlets, candy, and wristbands, as well as big-value prizes, to participating entrants.

On September 2 at participating clubs, designated drivers may ask for a special wristband that will enable them to enter the drawings.

Be the DD event August 2011
A designated driver shows off his “Be the DD” bracelet and special DD wristband

The “Be the DD” event has been part of a larger campaign in downtown Ventura, promoting awareness of the importance of designated drivers. This campain has been the collaboration of Ventura law enforcement, Ventura County Behavioral Health Department, Straight Up, Project SAFER, and many nightclubs and cab companies in the area.

Protest Your Posse cab ad
A local cab displays a “Protect Your Posse” ad in Ventura, part of the designated driver awareness program

The “Be the DD” Prize Posse will be at the following venues in Ventura on September 2:

  • Bombay Bar and Grill
  • Cafe Fiore
  • Dargan’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
  • El Rey Cantina
  • Rookees Sports Bar
  • The Sans Souci
  • Winchester Grill

… and they’ll be on the streets as well! Be sure to say hi!