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Watkins Glen International Offering VIP Prom Experience


Watkins Glen International and New York State STOP-DWI are once again teaming up to create a special VIP Prom Experience for local students. The track announced the initiative, which began last year with Watkins Glen High School, has expanded to include Odessa-Montour and Dundee High Schools as well.

Two couples from each school will be selected to win a ride to and from prom in a Watkins Glen International official pace car, taking a pledge against drinking and driving. In addition to the prom night transportation, those six couples will also win a dinner for two at the Harbor Hotel in Watkins Glen and a pace car ride around the famed 3.45-mile road course.

“The greater Watkins Glen area has such a strong sense of community that spreads across the region, from restaurants to entertainment venues and especially to the local schools,” said Dawn Burlew, President of Watkins Glen International. “We always strive to make impactful and lasting memories for our fans and neighbors, and we’re happy to help educate local students with this program and support them on such a special night.”

The New York State STOP-DWI program is available in all counties in New York and seeks to reduce alcohol and drug-related driving injuries and fatalities. The organization provides extensive education for schools and community groups on the dangers of driving while intoxicated, as well as training for professionals, support for victims, and other various videos, tools, and resources.

“As we enter prom season, NYS STOP-DWI is committed to increasing teen awareness about the importance of sober driving,” said NYS STOP-DWI Foundation Chair and Outreach Coordinator Sheryl Hutton. “Every year preventable tragedies occur from the devastating results of driving under the influence. NYS STOP-DWI urges everyone, especially young drivers, to make responsible and sound choices behind the wheel. Decisions made today can have far-reaching consequences impacting lives and communities.”

Watkins Glen International and New York State STOP-DWI previously teamed up in 2020 to promote safe driving for fans and joined forces again last year during prom season, to expand that message to the local students across the community.

Students at Watkins Glen, Odessa-Montour, and Dundee High Schools can enter for a chance to win the VIP Prom Experience by signing up when purchasing tickets to their 2024 Prom and signing the pledge document.

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