The CHAMPS program is deeply rooted in the activities of America's Drug Free Productions. America's Drug Free Productions is a product of the fertile, creative and compassionate mind of Dr. Jack Welch. While coaching football, Jack reasoned there had to be a way to bring a strong, non controversial anti-drug message to the impressionable young people Jack loved so much. Watching promising young lives flushed down the sewer of drug abuse was more than Jack could stand. Early efforts included drug free concerts by world famous entertainers who told their own stories of drug and alcohol abuse and the devastating effects on their lives.
After 12 years of promoting America's Drug Free Productions, Jack went back to the drawing board and came up with a new game plan. Coach Welch created the C.H.A.M.P.S. program as a proactive program that has proven to be effective in a number of ways, not the least of which has been reducing and/or removing the peer pressure to experiment with drugs and alcohol and promoting strong anti-bullying efforts with thousands of school kids!
Concerts and distinguished speakers are important ingredients in the C.H.A.M.P.S. program. However, fellowship and unselfish activities play integral roles.
"Living Free...The American Way"-Free from the pain and penalty of drug and alcohol abuse