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HERO Campaign turns to youth to spread sober-driving message

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MAYS LANDING — Sometimes a message resonates more with young people when it comes from their friends. That is the hope of the HERO Campaign’s new student initiative, the HERO Video Network. “We’re so excited about this one,” said Christine D’Alessandro, media coordinator for the HERO Campaign. “This is an exciting turn where we’re focusing our interest back in the schools and with the high school students.” The John R. … [Read More]

HERO Walk Makes Splash on Ocean City Boardwalk

OCEAN CITY, N.J. – In a demonstration of their unyielding dedication to the cause of ending drunk driving, hundreds of rain soaked supporters turned out Sunday to take part in the 7th Annual John R. Elliott HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers. The annual walk, which is dedicated to combating drunk driving by enlisting designated drivers, was held Sunday Oct. 29 at the Ocean City Sports & Civic Center and featured … [Read More]

More than 250,000 Votes Cast in the HEROtini Mocktail Challenge at the Jersey Shore

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Galloway, N.J. (September 15, 2017) – After a summer of waiting to hear who would win Best Tasting HEROtini Drink, Best HERO Establishment, Best HERO Bartender and Best Herotini Drink Name, over 200 people eagerly awaited the HEROtini Mocktail Challenge results at the HEROtini Happening event on September 14 at the Stockton Seaview Resort in Galloway, Atlantic County, NJ.   Tomatoe’s and their No-Jito Mocktail took home the HEROtini Cup … [Read More]

The HERO Campaign HEROtini Happening Finals at Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club

9.13.17

Every day, 28 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve a driver who is under the influence of alcohol. Think of how many lives are affected, not only from death but the pain of the families who have lost someone, the guilt of a driver at-fault, there is so much hurt. The HEROtini Challenge was created to challenge local bars and restaurants to create the best mocktail throughout the … [Read More]

HERO campaign celebrates designated drivers with mocktail competition

9.12.17

This area is accustomed to competitions. From battles of the band and best burgers to pet pageants and Miss America, you can always find some kind of matchup to cast your vote for. The latest competition? Mocktails — aka, non-alcoholic beverages. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the John Elliott HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers held a competition between 33 popular bars and restaurants in Atlantic and Cape May counties … [Read More]

More than 250,000 Votes Cast in the HEROtini Mocktail Challenge at the Jersey Shore

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Atlantic City, N.J. – From Memorial Day to Labor Day, more than 250,000 votes were cast in the inaugural Great HEROtini Mocktail Challenge, created by the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers. Thirty-three popular bars and restaurants in Atlantic and Cape May counties spent all summer competing to prove who makes the best zero-proof mocktail. Now it’s time to find out! The top ten finalists in the Best … [Read More]

HERO Campaign Received $5,000 Donation from OceanFirst Foundation

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Egg Harbor Twp. (August 2, 2017) –  The OceanFirst Foundation presented a $5,000 donation to the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers on Wednesday, July 19th. The contribution supports the HERO Campaign’s mission to end drunk driving by promoting the use of safe and sober designated drivers. Jean Jacobson, VP of Community Relations of OceanFirst Bank, Nancy Westcoat, AVP of Business Development of OceanFirst Bank and Kathy Durante, … [Read More]

The Memorial to Navy Ensign John R. Elliott Dedicated in Salem County

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Upper Pittsgrove Twp., N.J. (July 21, 2017) –  The recently upgraded roadside memorial honoring Navy Ensign John R. Elliott was dedicated at a ceremony held today in Upper Pittsgrove Township, N.J. Bill and Muriel Elliott, co-founders of the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers, and their daughter Jennifer were joined by state and local dignitaries at the ceremony. New Jersey State Senate President Stephen Sweeney, also a Vice President of … [Read More]