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Weston parents warned to stop drinking at youth sports games, officials say – CTPost

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May 18, 2022Updated: May 20, 2022 1:22 p.m.

An exterior of Weston High School in Weston, Conn. shot Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012. Superintendent Lisa Wolak warned parents to stop partaking in “happy hours” at youth sporting events Wednesday.

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WESTON — School officials are reminding parents that consuming alcohol on campus is prohibited after they discovered adults were tailgating at their kids’ sporting events, according to Superintendent Lisa …….

May 18, 2022Updated: May 20, 2022 1:22 p.m.

An exterior of Weston High School in Weston, Conn. shot Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012. Superintendent Lisa Wolak warned parents to stop partaking in “happy hours” at youth sporting events Wednesday.

Autumn Driscoll / Autumn Driscoll

WESTON — School officials are reminding parents that consuming alcohol on campus is prohibited after they discovered adults were tailgating at their kids’ sporting events, according to Superintendent Lisa Wolak.

“It has come to our attention that adults are encouraging happy hours during youth sporting events and posting these events on social media,” Wolak said.

Wolak called this behavior “completely unacceptable” and said consuming alcoholic beverages on campus is “strictly prohibited.”

The school also reminded parents that alcohol consumption has increased from 3 to 10 percent among seventh and eighth graders, according to a recent survey from the Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program.


“There are many events this spring and it is my expectation that adults refrain from consuming alcohol on school grounds and set an appropriate example for our young people,” Wolak added.

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