Seven local bands performing, prizes, speakers & refreshments
June 09, 2006
Hayter said the admission is free and there will be over $3,000 in prizes including "Life Matters... Make it Count" bracelets donated by Guardian Flight, and free food and refreshments.
For entertainment, there will be seven local bands performing.
There will be seven speakers. From Ketchikan, speakers include Blaine Ashcraft, Carl Webb, Jimmy Pike, Kj Harris. Motivational Speaker Chris Skinner will be the keynote speaker who will share the lessons he has learned from the traumatic events in his life. Skinner has sent Ketchikan a special message via DVD.
Skinner was a popular, athletic college student who was struggling with the direction of his life. Then, on June 10, 2000, a near-fatal car accident changed his life forever. After a night of drinking and partying with his fraternity brothers, Chris ended the party with a broken neck, spinal cord injury and in a coma. He woke up two weeks later as a quadriplegic. Skinner is the creator of the title "Life Matters... Make it Count".
She said, "We've been kind of keeping taps on sharing the fact that this event is designed to start a discussion of solutions for our community regarding alcohol abuse." Hayter said, "The ripples have already started, since one of event coordinators has been inspired to bring a chapter of M.A.D.D. (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) to Ketchikan."
Hayter said there will be a number of social profits in attendance to discuss other activities going on in Ketchikan in which to get involved.
The "Life Matters... Make
it Count" event is for teens (12-20) and there will be a
large number of adults in attendance, as volunteers, speakers,
booth operators, and as supportive community citizens.
"Life Matters... Make it Count" event shirts and books by the keynote speaker will be available for purchase Saturday.
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