Power of Youth Battle Teen Addiction

By: United Way of Porter County Last Updated: April 1, 2011

POY-300x163The United Way of Porter County's Power of Youth Council along with The NWI Times will be hosting its second county-wide high school Battle of the Bands at Valparaiso University's Athletic Recreation Center next Sunday, April 10, 2011 to raise funds and awareness of the increasing teen drug and alcohol abuse problems in Porter County. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. The cost is $5.00.

Bands playing in the 2011 Porter County Battle of the Bands are: ISTANDBROKEN from Valparaiso, The Paper Boys from Boone Grove, Real Life Story from Valparaiso, Cacoethes from Valparaiso, Skyline Savior from Wheeler, Seeking Asylum from Morgan and The Drive-By Insults from Chesterton. This year we have special guest appearances from the bands, Freedom129 and Stop.Drop.Rewind. Vote for your favorite band at The Times’ Website: http://www.nwitimes.com/app/battle_against_drugs/.

With special guest, David Lain, County Sheriff and special Emcee, Tom Lounges, from X-ROCK 103.9, this year will be better than ever.

This battle is all about youth taking a leadership role in Porter County. No one is immune to the issues we face; it’s how you approach them, the choices you make and how you overcome them. The Power of Youth hope this battle will not only bring our community together but shed light on the drug issue and provide alternatives.

The Power of Youth Council's goal is to raise funds which will be given to youth-serving programs in Porter County that focus on prevention and early treatment of teen substance abuse.

The Battle of the Bands is being sponsored in part by the United Way of Porter County, The NWI Times, Willowtree Recording Studio, Bella Photography, Home Mountain Printing, Porter-Starke Services, Inc., Seismic Sound, Valparaiso Community Festivals & Events, Inc., Albanese Candy, Cinemark Valparaiso, Deep River Water Park, Radio One Communications, and Wings, Etc.

If you have any questions, please contact Liz Tesar at liz@unitedwaypc.org or 219-464-3583.