The Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP) of Anderson County hosted a contest for selecting an “Ally of the Year.” Candidates for the award were nominated by community members for their passion for creating a healthy and productive Anderson County and are united by one goal: to use their leadership, influence, and communication skills to raise funds to help prevent and reduce substance abuse in Anderson County. Each dollar raised by the candidates counted as one vote.
Bruce Borchers was the top fundraiser, bringing in over $1,850. Chief Kenny Morgan was the first runner-up, raising over $1,200. Anderson County School Superintendent Tim Parrott was the second runner-up, adding $1,100.
ASAP has made significant reductions in the number of Anderson County students who have used alcohol, tobacco or marijuana. However, ASAP relies on the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations to continue these efforts. Proceeds from the 2017 Anderson County Ally of the Year will go to support our mission to prevent and reduce youth substance abuse in Anderson County by collaborating with community partners to implement effective intervention strategies.