Two major sports celebrities were in the Cedar Valley Thursday. NFL Hall of Fame running back Tony Dorsett and former NBA All-Star Tim Hardaway were in Cedar Falls and Waterloo to promote the 20th anniversary of the DARE program. DARE, which is the acronym for Drug Abuse Resistance Education, has been recognized throughout the country for teaching kids to resist drugs and violence. Tim Hardaway shared his message he gives to kids. He says he tells them about making the right decisions, not using drugs and going to school, and avoiding the peer pressure to do bad things. Tony Dorsett feels peer pressure is a major influence on kids now adays. He says kids need to understand they can make their own decisions and don’t have to get caught up in the unhealthy things that others are doing. He says the decisions kids make today will stay with them the rest of their life. The two sports figures spoke to over 500-junior high and high school students at the UNI-Dome about substance abuse prevention.
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