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As Graduation Looms in the Distance, Be Sure to Consider ‘Playing it Safe’ at Senior Week


Congratulations class of 2014! The time has almost come to celebrate your achievement!

But first, it’s time to start planning your Senior Week celebration.

Whether you’re a resident of Ocean City MD, or you’re planning a post-graduation visit to the beach for Senior Week, OCMD has a plethora of fantastic options to celebrate the high school class of 2014, many of which are organized by Play It Safe Ocean City. In an attempt to work with as many schools as possible Senior Week events run through June 30th.

Play it Safe booklets are distributed to graduating seniors in high schools throughout Maryland.  .  The booklet includes details on all free Play it Safe events as well as coupons and other useful information. If your school does not provide booklets,  they are available at visitor information centers and other participating locations throughout Ocean City.

All Play it Safe events are free to 2014 graduates with a photo ID. These events will include roller coaster rides at Trimper-Rides-Amusements, a pizza eating contest at Pizza Tugos and a dance party at The Blue Ox Bar and Grill, among many others. Even travel between these events is free with a ‘Play it Safe Wristband’ for use on the local buses.  These wristbands are available at all of the free Play it Safe events.

The mission of Play it Safe is to encourage high school graduates to make informed, healthy choices while having responsible fun during Senior Week without the use of alcohol and other drugs. Play it Safe is sponsored by the Ocean City Drug Alcohol Abuse Prevention Committee Inc and is celebrating its 25th year.

Last year 8,620 new grads participated in Play it Safe representing 23 states and the District of Colombia. Over 300 businesses, organizations and individuals contributed in some way or another and over 100 volunteers gave over 736 hours of service.

So as you’re planning your graduation celebration in Ocean City be sure to consider the options offered by Play it Safe. “Now it is your turn to experience that new found sense of freedom and all of the fun and excitement of Ocean City,” wrote Mayor Rick Meehan on the Play it Safe website. “It is a time to reminisce with your friends and to begin to talk about the future as you experience days on the beach and nights out on the boardwalk.”

If you have any questions about Play it Safe or any of the related events email bevtsec@msn.com or call (410) 250-0125.


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