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Drive Safe Kalamazoo celebrates 40,000 rides

Jan. 23, 2009

KALAMAZOO--Drive Safe Kalamazoo, a Western Michigan University student organization that offers free, non-judgmental safe rides home for WMU students, is celebrating its 40,000th ride with a dinner party from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at Mongolian Barbeque, 5311 S. Westnedge Ave., Portage.

Tickets for the event are $25 and include all you can eat soup, salad, stir-fry, desert and drinks, with tax and gratuity. Those attending will receive a Golden Ticket, which one person and two friends can use to contact DSK on nights of operation and get bumped up to the top of the ride list. For tickets, write to dskfundraising@yahoo.com or visit the DSK office in 1416 Faunce Student Services Building between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Drive Safe Kalamazoo services are available during spring semester from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. To request a safe ride home, call (269) 345-0375.

Drive Safe Kalamazoo completed its first ride Sept. 19, 2003, and since then has averaged nearly 8,000 rides a year. The concept for the service was proposed in 2002 and modeled after a successful safe-ride program at Texas A&M University.

Contact Aaron Booth at dskfundraising@yahoo.com for more information.

Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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