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Tire Pros to help youth 'Stay On Track'

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Tire Pros, the retail franchise division of American Tire Distributors (ATD), has partnered with the nonprofit National Center for Prevention and Research Solutions (NCPRS in the launch of its “Stay On Track” drug education program and scholarship contest.

For over two decades, NCPRS has used its “Stay On Track” and “Race Against Drugs” programs to develop, distribute and implement substance abuse education and prevention materials focused on children. Tire Pros is the first automotive tire and service retailer to participate in the program in over 20 years and will be the exclusive partner in the industry.

Starting Sept. 2, participating Tire Pros locations will distribute Tire Pros-branded “Stay On Track” activity books to children 10 years of age and younger. Each dealer will host a local contest that will recognize one local winner based on contest guidelines. In December, each local winner will then have the opportunity to win a $5,000 college scholarship for the best entry in a nationwide contest.

“Tire Pros dealers are all locally-owned and locally-invested. This partnership is another example of how this group of family-owned dealers supports their local communities and invests in helping children lead healthy, productive and drug-free lives,” says Dan Brown, ATD executive vice president and president of Tire Pros.

The activity book is designed to increase several important educational skills including reading, science, math, health and critical thinking, as well as to deliver a drug-free message. The activity books contain a unique contest entry form where youth will draw their favorite race vehicle with a drug prevention slogan.

“NCPRS is proud of its relationship with Tire Pros and embraces the opportunity to deliver this very important public safety message to a new generation of young people,” says Scott Steger, president of NCPRS. “Through this partnership with Tire Pros, we have another significant opportunity to impact thousands of young people and help them make good, healthy decisions and lead productive lives.”

For more information about NCPRS, visit www.ncprs.org.

For more information about Tire Pros, visit www.tirepros.com

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