Slow Down, Be Alert and Save a Life!

 

 

 

 

Slow Down, Be Alert and Save a Life!

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Mission Statement


To promote pedestrian, driver, traffic and childhood safety and all aspects of community safety as well as raise awareness of the consequences of distracted driving practices.



On March 17, 2011, 8-year-old Owen Cole Brezitski was killed by a 17-year-old distracted driver while walking in a crosswalk with his family in front of Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg, PA.  He had just attended a band concert for his sisters and to celebrate the evening's event they were headed out to get Shamrock Shakes.

 

Owen's Foundation was born out of this tragedy.

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Thank you for your continued support!
 
 
We want to share with you our goals, our aspirations, our pains and our inspirations.  We want you to know why Owen was so dear and precious to us and the many others who knew him.  He touched so many lives in his short time here on earth and his Legacy, his Spirit and his Story continue to touch thousands more.  Our goal and our passion is to bring awareness to the dangers of distracted driving so that no one has to endure the pain and loss that we are experiencing. 
 
Slow Down, Be Alert and Save a Life!

 

Upcoming events:
 
  • April 14 - East Juniata High School
  • April 18 - O4O Lacrosse match @ McDevitt
  • April 19 - O4O Track & Field @ McDevitt
  • May 13 - Susquehanna High School Prom Promise
  • May 20 - Solanco
  • June 24 - 5th Annual O4O Memorial Golf Tournament

Thank you!!!!

 

Pics on the way so

please stop back.

 

 

 

 

 

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Orange Out!


  

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Help us kick it off on Thursday, April 7th with an 

"ORANGE OUT"!
 
 

 

 CBS21 and Capital Blue Cross are teaming up with Owen's Foundation to raise awareness to the dangers of distracted driving.  Please join us by posting your Orange Pic on the CBS21 Facebook page or tweeting it with the hashtags:

 

 

#ORANGE4OWEN

#CBS21ORANGEOUT


 

 

 
 
And always remember to:
 
Slow Down, Be Alert and Save A Life!

 

 


 


 

 

 

 

Another way to participate in the

"Orange Out"

 

Thank you Capital Blue Cross!

 

Hope to have you join us!

 

 https://app.artzy.co/paintncreate/Events/Event/3246

We were honored and humbled to stand among the 6 other awardees at the Red Cross of Central PA 2016 Spirit of the Hero event. Many thanks to Alison L. for the Community Impact Award nomination. Slow Down, Be Alert and Save a Life!

 

http://www.pennlive.com/…/2016/03/spirit_of_the_hero.html#0

 

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Thank you to the entire staff at McDonald's

 

as well as all that made March 17th a

 

wonderfully healing day! 

 

 

An Orange 4 Owen Event

 

 

McDonald's


(next to Swartz Kitchen and Bath)

5590 Allentown Boulevard

Harrisburg, PA 17112

                       

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 

3pm-7pm

 

 
We won!!
 
Thank you Faulkner Hyundai of Harrisburg for choosing Owen's Foundation.
 
 
This was recently anounced from The National Foundation for Teen Safe Driving:
 
 

"Car crashes continues to be the leading cause of teen deaths in the United States.  NFTSD believes that reducing these tragedies can be achieved through a combination of national and ...local actions.  ‘We invited retail auto dealers to take part in this campaign as we believe the retail auto industry is uniquely positioned to help make an impact that can ultimately save lives,” stated Roy Bavaro, the Foundation’s executive director. “The "Love Drives Me" campaign united dealers, local prevention organizations and community members in a movement aimed at bringing attention to this critical problem." 

The campaign generated over 4,500 Valentine greetings all with loving messages underscored by a promise of safe driving.

 

The top grant of $5,000 was awarded to Owen’s Foundation, both a charitable fund and project of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, whose mission is to promote pedestrian, driver, traffic and childhood safety and all aspects of community safety as well as raise awareness of the consequences of distracted driving practices. Owen’s Foundation was nominated by Faulkner Hyundai of Harrisburg, PA.

A $1,500 grant was awarded to Fayetteville Manlius High School’s Every 15 Minutes program, sponsored by Manlius Fire Department and nominated by Crest Cadillac/Acura, Syracuse, NY.  The Montclair High School SADD chapter, nominated by DCH Montclair Acura was awarded a $500 grant.  All other nominated organizations will receive a grant of $250.

Faulkner Hyundai of Harrisburg is overwhelmed by the support and love from our community for Owen’s Foundation,” stated Chad Berger, General Manager.  “The safety of our youth is paramount. We are proud to have been a part of this campaign and look forward to future opportunities to partner with National Foundation for Teen Safe Driving.”"
 
 
Faulkner Hyundai of Harrisburg
has chosen Owen's Foundation as its Charity for the national
"Love Drives Me" Campaign. 
 
 
Please go to lovedrivesme.org and follow the instructions.  Send a Valentine to a loved one and then share more love by casting your vote for Owen's Foundation.  If we are the top vote getter we will receive a $5,000 grant!
 
 
 
 "Love Drives Me" is a public awareness campaign sponsored by National Foundation for Teen Safe Driving (NFTSD) and free of charge to participants designed to encourage safe driving through an emotional connection between teens, their parents, other adult influencers and friends.  NFTSD is a 501(c)(3) non profit public charity. For more information about NFTSD and additional safe driving resources visit us at www.NFTSD.org
 
 
 
 
Thanks for your support and remember to 
Slow Down, Be Alert and Save a Life!
 
 
Thank you Faulkner Hyundai for choosing us!
 
 

O4O Games this Saturday 2/6/16 

@ Penn State Harrisburg

 

Women's Game @ 1 pm; Men's Game @ 3 pm

 

Come join an afternoon of great basketball and

support Owen's Foundation!

 
GO PSU!

Photo of the Week

Save the Date!

 

5th Annual

Orange 4 Owen

Memorial Golf Tournament

Friday, June 24, 2016

Fairview Golf Course

Lebanon, PA

1:30 pm Start

 

Email orange4owen@comcast.net to reserve your spot

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