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Steve Ott asks students to not text and drive

HAMBURG — AT&T is teaming up with the Buffalo Sabres, to offer Western New York high school students the chance to meet a Buffalo Sabre, while saving lives.

Sabres Captain Steve Ott has asked high school students to take the pledge to never text and drive. Ott will pay a visit to the high school that garners the most pledges and discuss the dangers of texting and driving with the students; the winning school’s hockey team will also hold a practice at First Niagara Center in Buffalo, with Ott.

The pledge drive began on Dec. 1 and will run until Jan. 31. The school with the most pledges will be selected in February.

To enter, all students must pledge at www.whyipledge.com/buffalo; friends, family members and neighbors may also take the pledge, on behalf of their chosen school. Students may take the pledge once per day, through the course of the promotion.

Eligible high schools include Amherst, Bishop Timon, Canisius High School, Clarence High School, Frontier Central High School, Grand Island Senior High School, Hamburg High School, Kenmore East, Kenmore West, Lancaster/Iroquois High School, Lewiston-Porter, Lockport, Niagara Falls, Niagara Wheatfield Senior High School, North Tonawanda, Orchard Park High School, Saint Francis, Saint Joseph Collegiate Institute, Saint Mary’s High School, West Seneca East High, West Seneca West High, Williamsville North, Williamsville East, Williamsville South, Mount Mercy Academy School, Nardin Academy High School, Nichols School and Sweet Home.

Ott’s PSA video may be viewed on the pledge website.
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