More than 500 kids choose skating over drugs

More than 500 children showed up to the 25th Annual "Say No To Drugs and Skate"

More than 500 kids showed up throughout the day at Stardust Skate Center to say no to drugs.

The Dougherty County Sheriff's Office held their 25th annual "Say No To Drugs and Skate" event, sponsored by the Stardust Skate Center. Officers encouraged kids to skate while showing them the dangers of substance abuse. Bulletin boards with various paraphernalia were set up for kids to look at and ask questions.

"There's no positive things out of drugs, there's no successful things with drugs, so if you say no you have a better chance of being successful and doing great things in life," says Lt. Terron Hayes with the Dougherty County Sheriff's Office.

The Sheriff's Office says this event raises close to $1,000 for their department every year. Money goes toward community programs and the "Say No To Drugs" campaign in Dougherty County and Lee County.