Help spread the Red Ribbon message at your elementary school with the new mustache themed ribbon and FREE coordinating poster! Your FREE posters can be picked up at GFP now till October 30th! Hurry, supplies are limited! More!
It's Almost Red Ribbon Week!
Thursday-Friday, October 23-31, 2014
Jersey Mike’s Donates Ribbons to Greenville County Schools!
Saturday-Monday, October 25-27, 2014!
Jersey Mike's Offers a Special Deal! Turn in a JM Ribbon, Get $5 Off a Sub, Club or Wrap!
10AM – 9PM Mon-Sat / 10AM – 8PM Sun
Various Locations / One Per Student!
For more information, call (864) 467-4099.
Friday-Sunday, October 25-27, 2014---More!
Remember to Thank Jersey Mike's!
Tobacco-Free Furman Football Game: Furman vs. Samford!
Festival Begins @ 11:30am / Kick off @ 1:30pm
Free Admission with a ticket!
Furman University, Paladin Green
For more details, contact Meryl McMahon at 467-4099.
Saturday, October 25, 2014---More!
Inaugural Red Ribbon Run & Fun: A Tribute to Sean Reeves!
10:00am / Trail Blazer Park, 115 Wilhelm Winter St., Travelers Rest, SC, 29690
Register on Facebook or at Book-events.com. Or, for more information, contact Ashlyn Byrne at 467-4099.
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Red Ribbon Classic Golf Tournament 2014!
Greenville Family Partnership (GFP) hosted their 24th annual Red Ribbon Classic Golf Tournament on Friday, September 26, 2014 at Green Valley Country Club in Travelers Rest, SC. GFP had 28 teams registered for the tournament and the organization raised over $69,000.
The first place team represented International Plastics (pictured left to right) – Mark McClure, Frank Wrenn, Jeff Holder, and Steve McClure. Each one of these players won a set of Michelin Tires donated by Michelin North America.
Other winners were:
- Second Place representing IMI – Dan Collins, Scott Freeman, Andy Lewis, and Ben Go forth (Players won gift cards to Carson’s Nut Bolt and Tool.)
- Third Place representing Bell Carrington Law Firm – Stan Stine, Tommy Flinn, G.H. Bobotis, and Thomas Self (Players won gift cards to Green Valley Pro Shop.)
- Closest to the Pin (Hole #8) – Frank Wrenn IV 1’ 3”
- Closest to the Pin (Hole #17) – David Ellengton 7’ 4”
The Tournament’s top level sponsors were: Greenville Health System Children’s Hospital , Carson Nut Bolt & Tool, AFL, Green Valley Country C lub.
The event was a huge success in part by the many Board Members, staff and community volunteers that helped organize and work the day of the tournament. A very special thank you goes out to the staff at Green Valley Country Club for help making the day run smoothly.
Project Rx is a bi-annual drug take-back event, which offers the Greenville community a safe way to dispose of prescription medications. The event began in early 2010 by a group of community partners that joined together for the purpose of protecting the Greenville community from the harmful environmental effects of improper drug disposal.
The founding partners, Renewable Water Resources, Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, Greenville Family Partnership, Carolinas Institute for Community Policing, Greenville County Medical Society, Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration, and Upstate Forever, have since offered Greenville residents a convenient, free, and safe alternative to other toxic and harmful drug disposal methods through the establishment and continuation of Project Rx.
Project Rx was held on September 27, 2014 at Greenville Technical College at McAlister Square, St. Francis Millennium, and Greenville County Medical Society. In total, volunteers collected 899 pounds of prescription medications from all 3 locations, with almost 100 pounds of medication consisting of controlled substances. Below is a breakdown of the numbers by location:
McAlister Square: 560 pounds non-controlled, 73 pounds controlled
St. Francis Millennium: 198 pounds non-controlled, 23 pounds controlled
Greenville County Medical Society: 45 pounds total
To learn more about Project Rx and its importance to the Greenville community, please visit http://www.ariverremedy.com. If you missed Project Rx and/or have unwanted medication, you can properly dispose of your medications 24/7 at the drug drop box at the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office (4 McGee St. Greenville, SC 29601). Thank you for helping make Greenville a safer place to live!
Written by Ashlyn Byrne, Creative Development
GFP Went "Over the Edge" with Delvin Choice!
On October 4, 2014, GFP sent South Carolina native Delvin Choice “Over the Edge” of the Bank of America Building in Downtown Greenville. Led by the Goodwill Foundation, this exciting rappelling experience was a first-time opportunity for not only Greenville, but for all of SC. Delvin is an Alumni of Greenville Fine Arts Center and a graduate of Wade Hampton High School. Delvin also recently premiered on season 6 of NBC’s “The Voice,” where he made it to the top 8 after being coached by Adam Levine.
Red Ribbon Open House Welcomed Greenville County Schools!
GFP held a “Red Ribbon Resources” open house on Thursday, October 2, 2014. All educators, PTA parents and classroom volunteers were able to stop by our office, ask questions, and pick up any support materials they may need for this year’s Red Ribbon Week at their school. Red Ribbon Week raises awareness of drug use and the problems related to drugs facing our community, and encourages parents, educators, business owners, and other community organizations to promote drug-free lifestyles.
"Wouldn’t it be great to be able to walk into any restaurant in all of Greenville County and not have to worry about breathing in smoke? Or, do you think county or state-wide smoke-free ordinances that allow non-smokers - especially children - to breathe fresh, clean, smoke-free air a violation of smokers’ rights?
To read this and other blog articles; national drug trend news; local opinion; and to view our community events calendar and drug prevention newsletters, visit our Blog. If you have an opinion you would like to share, we would love to hear it.