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Motlow State Community College
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Blake McMeans Brings the 'Promise Tour' to Motlow College

September 7, 2011
Blake McMeans

If only we could learn from the mistakes of others. Blake McMeans will speak at Motlow College, September 22, in hopes that sharing his mistakes will prevent others from experiencing the consequences of drinking and driving. The former athlete will challenge students and visitors to make a promise not to drink and drive and to make healthy life choices. The public is invited to hear McMeans speak in the Powers Auditorium of Eoff Hall at 12:15 p.m. Admission is free. McMeans was ranked fourth nationally in tennis and had a full scholarship to play for the University of Tennessee.

A terrible car crash on November 13, 1994, less than a mile from his home, almost took his life. The car crash was the result of Blake choosing to drive after he had been drinking with friends at a Knoxville bar. His life would forever be changed. After an extended time in a coma, he was left partially paralyzed and faced years of rehabilitation. It took Blake seven years to relearn how to stand, chew and talk.

His message is clear, "Don't drink and drive or ride with those who do." The presentation is hosted by the Counseling and Testing Center and the Student and Campus Relations Office. For more information contact Toni Adkins at 931.393.1763 or or Brenda Cannon at 931.393.1548 or For more information about Blake McMeans and the Promise Tour, contact Megan Buell at 615.681.3281.