The John R. Elliott HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers garnered a great deal of attention on August 7, 2015 at the 70th Annual Annapolis Rotary Club’s Crab Feast. The event, which was held at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, drew approximately 2,500 patrons.
The Annapolis Rotary Club invited the HERO Campaign to set up a tent to distribute literature and explain the designated driver message to those at the event. The HERO Campaign is in the midst of its ‘100,000 HEROES’ program – an effort to get 100,000 people to sign the HERO designated driver pledge.
Numerous people stopped by the HERO Campaign tent to pick up brochures, decals and wristbands. Several dozen signed the designated driver pledge.
The HERO Campaign is named after John R. Elliott, an Egg Harbor Township resident who graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis in 2000. Elliott was killed by a drunk driver two months after graduation from the academy.