DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers and Olympic gold medalist and profession beach volleyball player Misty May-Treanor have joined together in a new public service announcement to fight underage drinking.
“Athletic involvement has a positive effect on a teen’s self confidence, school performance and overall wellness,” Suthers said in the public service announcement, set to air on Denver’s ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC affiliates between April 8 and April 22.
Suthers and May-Treanor filmed the public service announcement in partnership with the Century Council while the Attorney General was in Washington, D.C., for a conference. The public service announcement marks Alcohol Awareness Month, encourages children to choose physical activity over drinking.
“Parents should talk to their kids about alcohol,” Suthers said. “Colorado has made great strides toward fighting underage drinking, but we need parents’ help to keep making progress.”
“Living a healthy lifestyle includes being active and eating right and definitely includes saying ‘no’ to underage drinking,” May-Treanor said. “As a kid I was lucky to have parents who talked to me about underage drinking, so I knew it was something I should not consider.”