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$130k grant to allow Safe and Sober program to expand across Missouri

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Missouri's Safe and Sober program is getting a financial boost from the Missouri Department of Transportation.

It's a $130,000 grant which will help fund educational materials to hand out in schools.

Springfield attorney Kurt Larson started the program to encourage teens to not drink during prom and graduation because that's when they are more likely to be killed in car crashes.

Larson teamed up with Mercy's Injury Prevention Center to expand the program across Southwest Missouri.

"This money is the means for us to take this program from 35 high school in Southwest Missouri, which is where we have been the last nine years, to across the state - potentially 175 high schools or more," says Kurt Larson.

For more information about the program visit http://www.missourisafeandsober.com/

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