Students from several area schools are participating in an AT&T-sponsored program that could bring Red Wings hockey forward Justin Abdelkader to their school to talk about the dangers of texting and driving as part of the “It Can Wait” campaign.
Members of the winning school’s hockey team will also be able to have one practice at Joe Louis Arena, where they will get tips and tricks from Abdelkader.
To be eligible to win, students from 53 targeted schools must to take the pledge not to text and drive and get as many of their friends, family and neighbors to take the pledge on behalf of their school. Students can go back and take the pledge once a day through the course of the promotion. The school with the most pledges wins.
The contest ends Monday, and the winning school will be selected March 12.
Participating area schools include:
- Berkley: Berkley High School
- Bloomfield Hills: Cranbrook-Kingswood, Bloomfield Hills High School, Brother Rice High School
- Plymouth-Canton: Canton High School, Salem High School
- Clinton Township: Chippewa Valley
- Dearborn: Edsel Ford High School, Divine Child HIgh School
- Dearborn Heights: Crestwood High School
- Farmington: Farmington High School, Mercy High School, North Farmington High School
- Trenton-Grosse Ile: Grosse Ile High School, Trenton High School
- Grosse Pointe: Grosse Pointe North High School, Grosse Pointe South High School, University Liggett School in Grosse Pointe Woods
- Birmingham: Groves High School
- Northville: Northville High School, Regina HIgh School, Riverview Community High School
- Wyandotte: Roosevelt High School
- Royal Oak: Royal Oak High School
- Shelby Utica: Stevenson High School, Utica
- Rochester: Stoney Creek High School
- Troy: Troy Athens High School, Troy High School
- West Bloomfield: West Bloomfield High School