Thursday, October 21, 2021

Mom with a Mission Comes to Collier County with a DUI Awareness Campaign prior to Prom Season



Drug Free Collier, in conjunction with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office and Collier County Public Schools welcomes Renee Napier with an important message to local teens and their families about the consequences of underage drinking and driving under the influence.

After losing her daughter to a drunk driver, Renee Napier now shares this story with as many people as possible in hopes of saving lives! In her presentation Renee tells the story, talks about the healing power of forgiveness, and shows videos that feature Eric Smallridge, the convicted drunk driver in prison. Eric, who was sentenced to 22 years in prison for DUI manslaughter also joins Ms. Napier during this presentation. The inmate, bound by shackles and handcuffs, shares his powerful testimony about how his decision to drink and drive has forever changed many lives. After this presentation, the audience is invited to go outside and take an up close look at the mangled car… the car in which Ms. Napier’s daughter and her best friend died.

 The public is encouraged to attend this powerful Community Awareness Presentation: 

Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Time: 7:00pm. To 9:00 p.m.

Location: Barron Collier High School


The following presentations for high school students have also been scheduled: 

Date:  Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Time:  9:00am to 10:30am     Location:  Barron Collier High School

Time: 11:45am to 1:30pm     Location: St. John Neumann Catholic H.S.

Time:  2:00pm to 3:15pm     Location: Seacrest Country Day School


Date: Thursday, April 19, 2012

Time: 8:00am to 9:30am     Location: Gulfcoast High School

Time: 12:30pm to 2:00pm    Location: Palmetto Ridge High School


Date: Friday, April 20, 2012

Time: 9:00am to 10:30am     Location: The Community School

Time: 12:30pm to 2:00pm     Location: Golden Gate High School

Media is invited to attend to help increase awareness of the dangers of alcohol use by our youth.

For more information, please contact Ana DiMercurio at 239-377-0535 or via email at

ABOUT DRUG FREE COLLIER – A non-profit organization whose mission is to strengthen the community’s resolve to decrease youth substance abuse in Collier County through education and prevention services.

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