Beginning today, Oct. 9, for five days, thousands of Con-way Inc. employees will make anti-drug presentations to an estimated 800,000 young people in more than 1,100 schools across the country. The company’s efforts support the Red Ribbon campaign, a nationwide anti-drug initiative that will be conducted later in the month. Con-way has supported Red Ribbon since 1980.
Some presenters will arrive at the schools in Con-way Freight tractors and trailers, which serve as an added attraction for the youngsters. Other activities will include face painting, pep rallies and puppet shows, all with an anti-drug theme. After the employee makes the presentation, students will be asked to take a drug-free pledge. The Ann Arbor, Mich.-based company plans on distributing 800,000 ribbons with the message “Win the Race for Life-Live Drug Free” to students taking the pledge.
Schools also will receive a poster featuring three-time NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series champion Jack Sprague and his daughter, Paige, who is in the seventh grade. Sprague drives the No. 60 Con-way-sponsored Wyler Racing Toyota Tundra in the series.