Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Coaching Rookies On How To Tackle Impaired Driving

Updated on: 7/8/2019

In 2010 Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and the National Football League (NFL) began to collaborate on player and staff programs, game day initiatives, and community relations and awareness programs to eliminate impaired driving. 

Since 2016 the Washington State chapter of MADD has participated in Seahawks Rookie Success Camp to help educate players, through presentations and victim stories, about the impact and ripple effect that alcohol, marijuana, or other drugs can have on driving. 

For the past two years MADD volunteers Courtney Popp (CEO, Verist Training) and Mischelle Davis (Director of Operations, Davis Law Group) have taken the Seahawks presentation a step further by adding an impairment simulation component.  Using special simulation goggles players get the first-hand experience of how drugs and alcohol impair a person’s balance, vision, reaction time and judgment.

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June 19, 2019 - VMAC, Renton, WA - MADD Washington volunteers Mischelle Davis and Courtney Popp talk to Seahawks rookies for the 4th year in a row.  

 

June 18, 2018, VMAC, Renton, WA - MADD volunteers to talk to the 2018 rookies about the dangers of impaired driving.  

May 23, 2017 - Bellevue, WA - MADD volunteer Amy Freedheim, a senior deputy prosecutor in the King County Prosecutor’s Office, and Mischelle Davis present to the 2017 Seahawks Rookies. 

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June 21, 2016 - Seahawks Virginia Mason Athletic Center (VMAC), Renton, WA - Davis Law Group's Director of Operations Mischelle Davis, who also serves as Chairman of MADD's Washington State Advisory Board, was pleased to join Natasha Thomas, MADD's San Francisco Bay Area Program Director, and Stacey Agmata, CEO of The LOLA Foundation, at the Seattle Seahawk's 2016 Rookie Transition Camp to discuss the dangers of impaired driving.  

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