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Kids visit ballpark for ‘Prevention Dimensions Day’

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Posted at 1:15 PM, May 20, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-20 15:15:33-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- Thousands of fifth and sixth-grade students got to watch a Salt Lake Bees game Tuesday for "Prevention Dimensions Day," an annual event to promote drug, alcohol and violence prevention.

"It's part of our drug free school program and students have worked all year to be part of the curriculum and part of what's going on and this kind of a reward for them we have at the end of the year," said State of Utah Superintendent Martell Menlove.

"Prevention Dimensions" is the name of Utah’s Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities lesson set, which is used to educate students on preventing violence and substance abuse.

This was the 11th year students have been rewarded with a day at the ballpark for their participation with the Prevention Dimensions Program.