The mission of 100% Tobacco-Free Sports is to reduce tobacco-related disease, disability, and death by using the popularity of sports to increase the awareness of tobacco industry retail marketing practices aimed at increasing tobacco sales, tobacco use, menthol use, youth access to tobacco, and nicotine addiction.
100% Tobacco-Free Sports HISTORY
100% Tobacco-Free Sports is seasoned in the arena of youth tobacco prevention. Founded in 20023 by husband and wife team Alvin and Paula Jackson, it originated as an outreach program for the Dover High School Boys' Basketball team,. But the program has since matured into a community effort to stop the spread of tobacco use among middle and high school students. 100% Tobacco-Free Sports has successfully reached out and touch thousands of young citizens over the years.
The American Lung Association in Delaware has announced 31 recipients of the Delaware Division of Public Health Mini-Grants for 2013-2014.
Grant recipients will implement programs estimated to educate more than 10,000 Delawareans about the dangers of tobacco use. The mini-grant program enables Delaware communities to develop their own tailor-made smoking education, prevention or cessation programs. Each recipient was required to design a program with “A Plan for a Tobacco-Free Delaware” that would: Prevent tobacco use among young Delawareans through age 24; Increase Delaware’s smoking cessation rate; Reduce routine exposure to second hand smoke; Decrease the social acceptability of tobacco use; Maintain Delaware’s position of leadership in comprehensive tobacco prevention to sustain existing progress and efforts.
The mini-grant recipients are: 100% Tobacco Free Sports; Bayhealth Foundation; Brandywine Counseling; Boys & Girls Club: Claymont; Boys & Girls Club: Georgetown; Boys & Girls Club: Milford; Boys & Girls Club: New Castle; Boys & Girls Club: Oak Orchard; Boys & Girls Club: Seaford/Laurel; Caesar Rodney High School; Claymont Community Center; Delaware Amy of Family Physicians; Delaware Adolescent Program; Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association; Delaware Parent Association; Delaware Safety Council; Dover High School; First State Community Action Agency; Jewish Family Services; Kent Sussex Community Services; Lake Forest High School; Long Neck Elementary; Mental Health Association; Mt. Pleasant High School; Milford High School; Police Athletic League; Polytech High School; Rose Hill Community Center; Smyrna High School; University of Delaware: Department of Nursing; Woodbridge High School.
1. The Shot Sports Photo Contest: From the field to the courts, we all want to witness the thrills, the agony, the suspense, and the final count down. The Shot Sports Photo Contest will be open to any Capital high school and middle school district student athlete. Twelve winning photos will be selected to be feature in the 100% Tobacco-Free Sports 2014 custom wall calendar. The calendar will also feature the presentation of factual tobacco prevention information to the students. Other mini-grant’s organization event description and dates will be published in the calendars. Calendars will be distributed free of charge throughout City of Dover's communities.