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Sold Out NC School Alcohol Prevention Program  There is excitement in Bladen County Schools as Sold Out President and former professional football player Roman Gabriel III, the son of former Rams Quarterback Roman Gabriel, will visit Bladen County’s middle schools on Tuesday, Dec. 15, and Wednesday, Dec. 16.

Gabriel will visit Elizabethtown Middle School at 8:30 a.m., Clarkton School of Discovery at 10:30 a.m., and Bladenboro Middle School at 1:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, Gabriel will visit Tar Heel Middle School at 8:30 a.m.

Gabriel will be discussing North Carolina Sold Out Alcohol Abstinence and Character Education program. The program’a objective is to reduce the number of youth and teens who use alcohol and drugs. The program provides valuable alcohol abstinence education, life skills training in preparation for college, and or a job. The program accomplishes this through educating students through the use of assemblies and ongoing online abstinence and character curriculum.

According to the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, GA, 28 percent of 8th graders and 68 percent of high school seniors have tried alcohol. Evidecne shows that students who start drinking before age 15 are five times more likely to develop an alcohol dependency.

To date the program has seen up to 70 percent of North Carolina’s middle school students take a public alcohol abstinence pledge to be accountable to their teachers, coaches, parents, and fellow students. More than 4,500 students have joined the Sold Out follow up program through different online platforms that are available at the official Sold Out Program Website at www.soldouttv.com! Last year saw over 800 immediate online student responses through the pledge program.

Sold Out officials want to thank the Bladen County ABC Board for their support of Sold Out.

New to the Sold Out Program is the school QR Code Poster with Student Alcohol Abstinence Pledge. Sold Out challenges students to be responsible, and take a public accountable (3 step) pledge to be alcohol and drug abstinent. Encouraging a conversation regarding alcohol abstinence with their parent(s) or guardian.

The program main emphasis is engaging students 365 days a year through a unique online video intensive follow up program and character curriculum at www.soldouttv.com!

Sold Out Programs are serving Avery, Watauga, Guilford, Mitchell, Lee, Newton Conover, Yadkin, Henderson, Newton Conover City Schools, Hickory City Schools, Wilkes, Brunswick, Onslow, Craven, Carteret, Bladen, Wayne, Person, Pitt, and Harnett counties.

Benjamin David, district attorney of Pender and New Hanover counties, said, “Keep up the great work that you are doing.”

Robbie Cauley Ed.D.- Director\ Pender County Schools echoed David. Cauley said, “‘Mr. Gabriel has a website, www.soldout-tv.com, which serves as a follow up to his presentations. This website contains information, videos, and discussion opportunities that students can access at any time. We have received numerous feedback from our students that the presentation(s) and the website has enabled them to formulate plans for their academic and social careers. Sold Out is truly a comprehensive program that serves as an invaluable resource as we work together to educate our children.”

For more information call Sold Out at 910-431-6483 or email to soldouttv@gmail.com.

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