Calaveras County High Schools Host “CASEY’S PLEDGE” Activity

Angels Camp, CA…The Friday Night Live Chapters at Bret Harte and Calaveras High School invited students to take “Casey’s Pledge,” a promise to be sober or not drink and drive before their prom on April 27th. “Casey’s Pledge” is a statewide prevention program that encourages youth to take an active role in reducing the negative effects of underage alcohol use and drinking and driving.


“Casey’s Pledge” is named to remember Casey Goodwin, a popular young advocate for healthy lifestyles free of alcohol and other drugs, who was killed in an automobile collision by an underage drinking driver in March 2003. Goodwin was traveling home from college in San Luis Obispo to celebrate her mother’s birthday in Exeter, California. Casey’s friends created the pledge to honor her remarkable commitment to reducing alcohol-related dangers.

Students at both Bret Harte and Calaveras High Schools signed pledge cards in the shape of a star. The signed stars were attached to a banner that was on display at their school the week before prom. Each student who pledged also received a wristband to wear during the prom and at future events.

For more information, please contact Brandon Dodge at (209) 736-6093 or