The Century Council, Aly Raisman Host Event On Capitol Hill On National Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day

 The Century Council, Aly Raisman Host Event On Capitol Hill On National Take
                      Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2013

Event encourages parents and kids to say 'YES' to a healthy lifestyle and 'NO'
to underage drinking

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eighty-three percent of
youth report parents to be the leading influence in their decision to drink or
not drink alcohol, according to research funded by The Century Council. In
light of that information, on national Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work
Day, The Century Council hosted an event featuring two-time Olympic gold
medalist and "Dancing with the Stars" contestant Aly Raisman to further
encourage the critical discussion between parents and their children about
saying "YES" to a healthy lifestyle and "NO" to underage drinking.

Parents and kids joined Raisman, NBC 4 Sports Anchor Dan Hellie, 94.7 Fresh FM
Morning Host Tommy McFLY, and defender for the local, champion soccer team,
Washington Spirit, and the United States Women's National Soccer Team Ali
Krieger on Capitol Hill for The Century Council's "Take Our Daughters and Sons
to Work Day" event where they:

  oMet Aly Raisman. Attendees learned how she says "NO" to underage drinking
    and had a commemorative photograph taken with her.
  oPlayed fun, educational games. Attendees worked their way through an
    indoor carnival, which included arcade basketball, skeeball, inflatable
    football toss and The Century Council's "Ask, Listen, Learn" interactive
    game. The interactive game enables middle school kids to learn about the
    negative consequences of underage drinking and the benefits of making
    healthy decisions while they exercise. The premise is based on research by
    Harvard Medical School's Dr. John Ratey, showing that for a person's brain
    to function at its peak, the body needs to move.
  oGave back to the community. Completion of the course resulted in a
    donation on behalf of The Century Council to U.S. Capitol Police and DC
    Scores.

"Our sixth annual 'Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day' event provided us
with a fun and engaging avenue for parents to begin the conversation with
their kids about healthy lifestyles and underage drinking," said Ralph S.
Blackman, president and CEO of The Century Council. "The Century Council is
always looking for innovative ways to engage our nation's youth about the
dangers of underage drinking, and this event aligns with that goal."

In 2012, Raisman partnered with The Century Council to become a "Superstar,"
or spokesperson, for the organization's "Ask, Listen, Learn: Kids and Alcohol
Don't Mix" initiative, which encourages middle school-aged kids to say "YES"
to a healthy lifestyle and "NO" to underage drinking.

For more information about The Century Council or its various programs, visit
centurycouncil.org.

About Ask, Listen, Learn
Ask, Listen, Learn is the most widely distributed alcohol education program of
its kind. Ask, Listen, Learn's initiatives include Asklistenlearn.com, a
website that encourages kids to "say 'YES' to a healthy lifestyle and 'NO' to
underage drinking" by offering kids interactive and educational games and
videos. On the site kids can read about positive role models and take a pledge
to make healthy choices. Parents and educators are also encouraged to visit
the site to find tips on how to facilitate these conversations with kids.

About The Century Council
The Century Council, is a national not-for-profit leader in the fight to
eliminate drunk driving and underage drinking and is funded by the following
distillers: Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.; Beam, Inc.; Brown-Forman; Constellation
Brands, Inc.; DIAGEO; Hood River Distillers, Inc.; and Pernod Ricard USA.
Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, The Century Council promotes responsible
decision making regarding beverage alcohol and develops and implements
innovative programs and public awareness campaigns which ignite action through
strategic partnerships. Established in 1991, The Century Council's initiatives
are highlighted on its website at www.centurycouncil.org and
www.asklistenlearn.org.

Contact: Darron Moffatt, The Century Council
MoffattD@centurycouncil.org or 202-637-0077

SOURCE The Century Council

Website: http://www.centurycouncil.org
 
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