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Malabar Middle School Holds D.A.R.E. Olympics

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  Original Published: 5/11/2014

Mansfield Police held their annual D.A.R.E. Olympics at Malabar Middle School. The event was held in honor of Chuck Norris, a Mansfield Police Officer who passed away in January of 2010.

 

"This is for all the kids that have graduated or are currently enrolled in the D.A.R.E. program," said Jack Shay, D.A.R.E. officer. "It's basically a culmination of the end of the program in a way that allows these kids to understand that they can do things without alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs, and have a good time doing it."

 

Several events the program included were push-up contests, a relay run, sit-up contests, tug-of-war, and more.

 

Shay says his favorite event of the D.A.R.E. olympics is the tug-of-war between the students and the adult volunteers. In 12 years, the staff has only beat the students twice, making every year a challenge to look forward to.

 

"It's a fun time for the kids here, it's a fun time for the parents that are here supporting their kids, and it's fun for the adult volunteers here," Shay said. "Most of them are police officers that are here for the day."

 

Shay wished to thank everyone involved in the program for their continued support, and to thank his fellow volunteers to help make the program a success. 

   
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