For Immediate Release from TeamEarnhardt.
Bobby Dale Earnhardt to address youth coalition on life choices.
On March 23, 2011, Bobby Dale Earnhardt will be addressing the Marinette and Menominee Healthy Youth Coalition (HYC) at the University of Wisconsin Marinette Center on life choices such as drug use and it’s effect on future life choices.
The HYC mission statement offers the following description of their purpose and goals.
The mission of the Healthy Youth Coalition of Marinette & Menominee Counties is a commitment to promote healthy Lifestyles and choices throughout our communities to benefit our youth and their families. We do this by increasing community awareness and knowledge of risk and protective factors, reducing youth and community risk factors and building protective factors which impact risky behaviors such as problem alcohol use, illicit drug use, and violence, promoting healthy youth activities, and by empowering our youth to identify and develop their own responses to barriers in our communities which impede the building of protective factors.
Bobby will join Chris Brown and Ryan Moran in bringing his story and information to the Coalition. Bobby will participate in 3 break out sessions with 30 – 40 teens in each session, as well as addressing the monthly meeting the following day.
Bobby Dale Earnhardt is the oldest grandson of seven time Nascar Champion Dale Earnhardt. He will offer his story of recovery from a dangerous addiction. Bobby Dale stated, “I want to do this to show other teens that even celebrities and their families have these problems and that they are not the only ones… I want to share what I went through and what I’ve done to get over it and what I’ve missed or would have accomplished if I hadn’t done it and what I’ve done (such as my racing) since I’ve decided to get away from that”.
Bobby is now seeking to make his way in the sport of auto racing on his own terms. Bobby is currently in negotiations to secure a full time Nascar K&N East Series ride, hopes to shine a light on life’s roads for today’s youth to help them avoid the same pit falls and dangers he faced.