Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) invites all to attend their first annual Piñata Bash that will be taking place on April 21st, 2013 at VFW Post 76 on the Riverwalk. MADD is encouraging the community to “take a bat to drunk driving.”
The family friendly-festival will feature a Kid’s Area with fun carnival style games and activities, food, live entertainment, a dunk tank with local law enforcement in the dunking booth, piñatas to take a bat to and more! Piñata Bash will serve as an alcohol-free alternative that will help kick off efforts to save lives during Fiesta while celebrating with the community.
VFW Post 76 is located at 10 Tenth Street at Avenue-B off Broadway in San Antonio, Texas along the banks of the beautiful San Antonio River.
Additionally, the bicultural Pass the Keys/Pass Las Llaves will also be implemented throughout the 2013 Fiesta season. More often than not, people choose to drive home after a night of drinking because calling a friend or cab seems like the inconvenient choice. The average cost of a DWI in Texas will cost an offender $17,000, while a cab ride home would only cost about $50.
In the long run, a DWI would be a much bigger inconvenience to your life. Pasa Las Llaves aims to reward designated drivers and help promote the use of alternative transportation to those who choose to drink. By simply passing the keys to a sober, designated driver, the San Antonio community can help prevent this violent crime.
Over the years Fiesta has become synonymous with San Antonio, a week-long celebration that sets us apart from other Texas cities. Everyday there’s a new event, a new party, all with a strong presence of alcohol. Bexar County is the 3rd deadliest county in Texas for alcohol-related fatalities. While drinking itself is not a crime, getting into the driver’s seat after having a few drinks is.
Since 2011, alcohol related crashes have been on the rise in San Antonio. The lives of our families, friends, and neighbors are being negatively impacted by something that is 100 percent preventable. Mothers Against Drunk Driving believes that our community can eliminate drunk driving during Fiesta and still have fun.
MADD will have a presence at many of the Fiesta events engaging the community and encouraging them to drink responsibly. The organization believes that together we can empower the community to make better choices and focus on the true spirit of Fiesta – a celebration of our culture.
For more information about Piñata Bash, Pasa Las Llaves or Mothers Against Drunk Driving contact the South Texas office at 888-686-6233.