It takes a team of dedicated volunteers to make sure that each Oro Valley Cup/Project Graduation goes off without a hitch. Not only do our volunteers work tirelessly to raise funds, but they also design, create, run and educate students about Project Graduation. We're fortunate to have some of the best dedicating their time, energy, and expertise to our cause.
The Oro Valley Cup
The Oro Valley Cup Benefits Project Graduation but
What is Project Graduation Anyway?
The short answer is... a safe, drug & alcohol free graduation party!
Project Grad started in Maine in 1980 after the tragic loss of graduating seniors in drunk driving wrecks. From April to June 1979, 18 teens lost their lives in drug or alcohol related incidents. Seven of the deaths were in Oxford Hills, Maine area... 5 in one wreck alone.
The first Project Graduation was held in Oxford Hills, Maine on June 14, 1980. Not one life was lost that night. It is impossible to know just how many lives have been saved by Project Graduation events. Help us keep the Amphi Graduates of 2017 safe!
The three High Schools in the Amphi District adopted Project Graduation 15 years ago as an annual community-sponsored celebration for our high school graduates. This event is a safe, all-night, alcohol and drug-free alternative to teenage parties. It continues to be an inclusive event that not only protects our Amphi District graduates and our community during this one particular evening, but also serves as an example to our kids that celebrations do not need to include drugs or alcohol to be fun! Following their graduation ceremony Amphi District graduates proceed to completely transformed areas at their respective high schools where they will be entertained with activities, food, and prizes to keep them busy all night long. The event ends around 5:00am the following morning - tired but safe! The financial and volunteer support of the community to make this event successful is greatly needed and truly appreciated.