WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - Mansfield Police held their annual D.A.R.E. Olympics at Malabar Middle School. }}" />

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

Story By: Staff Reporter

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  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. 

   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 A Butler man has been charged with pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor. Full Story
Image1 A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for Saturday evening through Monday morning. Full Story
 
Image1 Fifteen nurse's aides are stepping-up in their careers, after completing a Certified Medication Aide course. Full Story
Image1 The Ohio State University at Mansfield and North Central State College wrapped up this year's Black History Month observance with a Soul Food Dinner Celebration. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

OSU wraps up Black History Month with soul food celebration

Can You Identify This Man? Shelby Police Need Your Help

Five Cancer Survivors Graduate From LIVESTRONG Program

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month In March

Three Mansfield Men Face Federal Bank Robbery Charges

Ashland Hosts Advancing Industry Community Conversation

Bucyrus Chamber Hosts Economic Forecast Breakfast

Mansfield YMCA hosting Boot Camp for New Dads

More News