Don’t Get Hooked on Drugs Fishing Tournament Kicks Off and Encourages Families to Spend Quality Time Together

Time off from school, plenty of sunshine, and the hot days of summer are the perfect tools for enjoying quality time with family. The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey is encouraging the way to do just that: participating in the second annual Don’t Get Hooked on Drugs Online New Jersey Family Fishing Tournament.

According to recent statistics, kids who communicate regularly with their parents about their daily activities are 67 percent less likely to be involved in substance abuse than children who have little or no communication. With the growing impact of social media and the ease with which it can be accessed, it is becoming more and more difficult for children to disconnect from their phones and reconnect with their parents and families. A day spent fishing with the family will be a memorable and refreshing change of atmosphere and prove firsthand how spending time together can provide immense benefits to health and family life.

From Friday, August 19 at 12:01 a.m. to Sunday, August 28 at 11:59 p.m., children 18 years of age or younger can enjoy a family fishing trip, take a picture posing with their family and post it with the hashtag #drugfreenj. Pictures can be posted by liking PDFNJ’s Facebook page at Drug-Free NJ or by following PDFNJ on Twitter and Instagram.

Fishing is a timelessly fun outdoor activity that has been getting people outside and active forever, and what better way to enjoy it than with the family?

All entries must be submitted no later than August 29th at 11:59 p.m. There is no fee to enter the tournament. A winner will be selected at random on September 1, 2016 and be eligible to win over $600 in cash prizes. 

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