Alive at 25 Supported by Colorado Wall-Bop Golf Tournament
Bachus & Schanker, LLC is proud to announce their sponsorship of the 3nd Annual Wall-Bop Golf Tournament to be held on Saturday, July 11, 2008 at The Homestead Golf Course in Lakewood, Colorado.
Brandon Nichols and Paul Ondrish were killed in a one-car accident on July 13, 2006. The boys were not wearing their seat belts at the time of the accident.
The Wall-Bop Golf Tournament is a way to celebrate not only the love of life and golf that "Paul-Wall" and "B-Bop," as Paul and Brandon were affectionately known to their friends, possessed but also as a way to raise funds for the Brandon & Paul Foundation formed in their memories. The mission of the Brandon & Paul Foundation is to support educational programs for young drivers that focus on the importance of making good decisions and safe driving habits.
Most of the proceeds from this year's event will go to the Alive at 25 Program, a partnership of the National Safety Council, the Colorado State Patrol and the Colorado State Patrol Family Foundation as well as the National Safety Council's newly launched Alive at 25 Parent Program.
Alive at 25 Aims to Prepare Young Drivers
The Alive at 25 Teen Program focuses on the attitudes and behaviors that affect young drivers, and prepares them to deal with dangerous driving habits and situations. The siblings and cousins of Brandon and Paul appear in a video produced by the National Safety Council entitled "Two Friends." This video is part of the updated Alive at 25 curriculum being introduced in classrooms across the nation in April 2009. Family members of Paul and Brandon have also participated in several training classes for instructors of the program throughout the country; giving insight and tips to the people who teach the classes, helping them bring the reality of the effects of poor decision making to the students on a personal level.
The Brandon & Paul Foundation received the Outstanding Effort in Training Teen Drivers award for 2008 from the National Safety Council. The award was given in recognition of the contribution made by the families of Brandon and Paul to both the Alive at 25 Program and the Alive at 25 Parent Program, which is in its second year of teaching parents how to help their young drivers make good decisions.