The John R. Elliott HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers is a non-profit organization whose mission is to prevent drunken driving tragedies by promoting the use of safe and sober designated drivers.
Before leaving for spring training with his new team, Mets third baseman Todd Frazier stopped in to visit with the Toms River Police Department.
In 2000 John Elliott, a Graduate of the Naval Academy, was struck and killed by a drunk driver on his way home for his mother’s birthday. The driver had been arrested on DUI charges and released only to get back in the car drunk, killing himself and John.
HERO – Origin of the name: John distinguished himself as a Human Education Resource Officer (HERO) at the Naval Academy. HERO’s are elected by their peers to counsel and mentor other members of their company. John was selected as the outstanding HERO in his graduating class.
Learn more: http://herocampaign.org