NEEDHAM – Representative Denise Garlick will sponsor Needham’s 5th Quarter Event for high school students Friday, October 25th. The even takes place in the Needham High School A Gym at 9pm immediately after the Varsity football game.
In a message to supporters, Garlick wrote: “I am pleased to sponsor and participate in “Fifth Quarter”. It is a great way to demonstrate my support for our kids to be safe and healthy in such a great fun and happy way. I hope that other Needham businesses and organizations will also sponsor a 5th Quarter Event so that this great program will continue.”
Donations to support The 5th Quarter events can be made to FRIENDS of the Needham Board of Health (501c3 Non-Profit), 1471 Highland Ave., Needham, MA 02492
Needham’s 5th Quarter was developed by the Needham Coalition for Youth Substance Abuse Prevention (NCYSAP), a program of the Needham Public Health Department. The 5th Quarter events are held after Friday night high school football games when hundred of teens are in attendance. High school students are invited to come to the school gym after the game to celebrate a victory or support each other after a tough loss in a fun, substance-free environment. The free event offers free pizza and drinks, live music, raffles, ping pong, basketball & foosball. Last year over 1,000 teens attended the 5 free events.
The goal is to continue to provide these free events where students can come have fun with their friends in a safe environment and foster in them the idea that fun can be had without the presence of alcohol and other illegal substances. With your support the coalition can come closer to this goal.