State Farm’s Celebrate My Drive shifts into gear

Published 1:49 pm Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Band Perry is teaming with State Farm Insurance to encourage teens to drive safely.

As part of the State Farm Celebrate My Drive program, the company is offering teens across the U.S. and Canada the opportunity to win grant money for their school, learn more about safe driving, and be one of two schools to win a free concert by The Band Perry.

“We have such great memories of when we first got our driver’s licenses and we love that Celebrate My Drive is such a positive program that supports new teen drivers,” said members of The Band Perry in a press release.

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“Teen driver safety continues to be a major issue, and this program gives us a platform to spread the word and encourage safe driving in teens’ first years behind the wheel. It’s a privilege to partner with State Farm to shed light on this important issue and hopefully help save lives.”

Demopolis High School is one of the schools eligible for the grant and concert.

The winning schools will be decided by the number of people who make a pledge to drive safely in support of those schools.

Students and community members can take the pledge once a day, every day from today until Oct. 24.

Two grand prize winning schools will receive a concert from The Band Perry.

The 100 high schools with the most online safe driving commitments will win a grant award of $25,000 to $100,000.

Local State Farm agent Kris Mullins said that last year Demopolis High School received a large amount of support.

“Last year was extremely successful,” he said. “We didn’t quite get enough pledges to get the grant. That’s why we really need to get the community behind this. This isn’t a State Farm thing. It’s a community thing.”

Celebrate My Drive aims to engage teens and the adults who influence them to have supportive and positive conversations about safe driving, State Farm officials said in a press release.

Students and community members can take the pledge by visiting