Little Leaguer wins antitobacco slogan contest

Oral Health America (OHA) has announced the winner of their annual National Spit Tobacco Education Program (NSTEP) slogan contest, which aims to educate Little League baseball and softball players about the dangers of spit tobacco.

Glen Huggins, 9, of Chula Vista, CA, won the contest with his submission, "Be a home run hitter, not a ballpark spitter."

The slogan contest gave Glen's father, Ben, the perfect opportunity to start talking to his son about the dangers of spit tobacco. Ben, who has served as a volunteer assistant coach for his son's team for the past three years, encouraged his son to brainstorm some slogan ideas, which they ran past the rest of the family before Glen narrowed his list down to his three favorites.

Glen and his family receive an all-expense paid trip to the 2013 Little League Baseball World Series in South Williamsport, PA, and Ben got to throw out the first pitch during a game on August 16. Glen will also receive a $500 cash prize, as will his local Little League.

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