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High schoolers who support legal drinking age can win scholarship, NFL player school visit

The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America, the NFL Players Association and Discovery Education have launched a program to encourage high school students to abide by the legal drinking age of 21 -- and get rewarded for it.

The venture, called “It’s 21. Just Pass,” includes a quiz testing students’ knowledge of drinking laws and consequences of underage drinking. Entrants are eligible to win a $5,000 scholarship. The school that submits the most entries, wins the school prize of a visit by an NFL player. Students ages 13 to 19 are eligible and can submit one entry per day during the sweepstakes period, which ends April 15.

There’s also a video contest, in which students can enter original videos of up to two minutes that reinforce the legal drinking age message for a chance to win two tickets to an NFL game.

“By partnering with the NFLPA and Discovery Education, we’ve leveraged high-profile sports personalities and a very credible educational resource to help us develop an innovative campaign that demonstrates our ongoing commitment to become an industry leader in social responsibility,” Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America President and CEO Craig Wolf said in a statement.

Added George Atallah, NFL Players Association Director of External Affairs: “The NFLPA proudly supports all of its players in their community service endeavors. Ventures like ‘It’s 21. Just Pass’ give these player role models an invaluable platform to spread a positive message.”

For rules, to enter and more information, visit

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CRAIG DAVIS In more than 33 years at the Sun Sentinel, Craig Davis has written about a wide variety of sports topics from baseball to yachting, fishing to triathlons, and also worked as a copy editor and page designer. Recently he reported on local sports, including running, swimming, cycling, equestrian and beach volleyball. He enjoys sports as a participant as well as a spectator, is active in the South Florida running scene plays in the curling club at Saveology Iceplex. This blog offers a glimpse at the business side of sports in the interest of enhancing enjoyment of the games and sporting options as a spectator as well as a participant.
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