Ogdensburg group gets smoking banned at Boys and Girls Club grounds
Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 9:05 am

OGDENSBURG – The Ogdensburg Supporting Peers Options to Resist Tobacco (SPORT) Team recently successfully petitioned the Board of Directors at the Ogdensburg Boys and Girls Club to make the Club and all of the recreational fields on the grounds tobacco free.

Pictured are Kaitlin Laflair, Alicia Simmons, Debbie Miller (Ogdensburg SPORT Team Leader), Chelsea Laflair and Kellie Hitchman (Youth Services Director, SLHI).

The SPORT Program is the only program in St. Lawrence County that helps teens quit using tobacco.

Peer Educators also work to educate community members about the dangers of tobacco use. Recently, they have been working to get recreational areas in Ogdensburg and surrounding communities to be tobacco free.

The signs were hung during a program put on by the teens at the club.

They spoke about the importance of keeping tobacco away from young people, led group activities, provided a healthy snack and did face painting for the youth at the club.

To learn more about the SPORT Program or any other programs at the St. Lawrence

Health Initiative visit www.gethealthyslc.org.