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Military members to pitch drug-free living in North Tonawanda

by jmaloni
Mon, Aug 13th 2012 10:20 am

Climbing wall, class presented

(readMedia) The New York National Guard Counterdrug Task Force, in conjunction with the Old Orchard Estates Block Club, will provide a drug prevention program and climbing wall for children in North Tonawanda, from noon to 8 p.m. on Aug. 18.

The four-member soldier and airman team will offer a drug-prevention pitch and "Rockwall Challenge" climbing session to approximately 400 people.

The "Rockwall Challenge" is a unique constructive learning opportunity for youth ages 8 to 17 years old. The children will get a talk on setting goals, meeting life's challenges and establishing healthy choices. Students then use these concepts while climbing the wall.

The "Block Party" will be held at 6708 Cortland Dr.


The New York National Guard Counterdrug Task Force offers partnerships and support to community-based organizations in the drug prevention effort. By offering the New York National Guard's unique and specialized resources, the New York National Guard Counterdrug Task Force provides its civilian counterparts with the tools they need to fight the spread of drugs in New York.

The task force is composed of New York Army and Air National Guard members who provide specialized assistance to law enforcement. They also conduct drug prevention programs around the state.

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