CORPUS CHRISTI - Over 20 area school districts will come together to "Take down tobacco and vape" at the Corpus Christi Icerays - Amarillo Wranglers hockey game on Thursday, March 30, 2023 at the American Bank Center. More than 7,000 sixth and seventh grade students will cheer on the Icerays while learning the dangers of tobacco and vaping.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center will send EndTobacco program staff and prevention experts to educate students on the harms of tobacco and vaping. Through educational videos, demonstrations and interactive questions, students will learn about the dangers of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and how to stay tobacco-free.
9:30 a.m. Game begins; MD Anderson to share interactive anti-tobacco and vaping messaging during two intermissions
12:00 p.m. Game and program conclude
Participants include Gloria Hicks, MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors member and cheerleading teams from Moody, West Oso, Callen and Tuloso-Midway.
More than 150 buses, box lunches for each student, the arena, reception and program logistics were generously underwritten through the support of: The Port of Corpus Christi; Corpus Christi Medical Center; Gulf Coast Federal Credit Union; Rally Credit Union; Frost Bank; Whataburger; H.E.B.; Hicks Automative Group; Corpus Christi Police Department; American Bank Center; Corpus Christi Ice Rays; Omni Hotels; CC Produce; Tim Lang; Texas A&M University; and several members of the MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors including Melvyn Klein; Ben Donnell; George Finley; Glenda Kane; Sam Susser; Barry ANdrews; Diane Gates; Peggy Ahuja and Gloria Hicks.