15 March 2018
AAA Awards Schools Traffic Safety Grants
BURNSVILLE, Mn (March 15, 2018) – As the school year begins to wind down, AAA - The Auto Club Group is awarding mini-grants totaling approximately $22,000 to nearly 50 Minnesota schools who applied for funding to enhance traffic safety in their communities. 

“Schools of all levels were allowed to apply for mini-grants as they prepare their students for the upcoming prom and graduation season as well as spring/summer safety events,” stated Gail Weinholzer, director of public affairs, AAA - The Auto Club Group.  “It is our goal to provide schools with resources to ensure the spring and summer are as safe as possible for Minnesota’s children of all ages.”

“AAA – The Auto Club Group has a long history of providing programs and funding to schools for everything from AAA School Safety Patrol programs to Teen Driving preparedness,” continued Weinholzer.  

The mini-grants allowed schools to determine what activities, programs or events would best help their communities.  Some of the differing ideas included programs focused on supporting mock car crashes, distracted driving campaigns, bike rodeos and safety camps.

Checks will be presented in April and those schools receiving the funds are:
School                                                City                                                     
Adams School                                       Fergus Falls
Adrian High School                                Adrian
Alexandria High School                          Alexandria
Apollo High School                                 St. Cloud
Belgrade Brooten Elrosa Public School     Belgrade
Benson High School                               Benson
Big Lake High School                             Big Lake
BOLD High School                                 Olivia
Braham High School                              Braham
Capitol Hill Magnet School                      St Paul
Chanhassen High School                        Chanhassen
Chatfield High School                             Chatfield
Duluth East High School                         Duluth
Elk River High School                             Elk River
Granada Huntley East Chain School         Granada
Grey Eagle School                                  Long Prairie
Irondale High School                              Irondale
Jordan High School                                Jordan
Keewatin Elementary School                   Keewatin
Kennedy Secondary School                     Fergus Falls
Lakeville South High School                    Lakeville
Lanesboro High School                           Lanesboro
Lester Prairie Public School                     Lester Prairie
Lincoln High School                                Esko
Lincoln High School                                Thief River Falls
Little Falls Community High School          Little Falls
Luverne High School                              Luverne
Marshall Senior High School                   Marshall
Martin County West High School             Sherburn
Milaca High School                                Milaca
Minnehaha Academy                              Mendota Heights
Murray County Central High School         Slayton
Okabena Elementary School                   Heron Lake
Ortonville High School                            Ortonville
Osakis Public School                              Osakis
Parkers Prairie High School                     Parkers Prairie
Pine island High School                          Pine Island
Ridgewater College                                Wilmar
Rocori High School                                Cold Spring
Sartell Middle School                             Sartell
Sauk Centre Secondary School              Sauk Centre
Shakopee High School                           Shakopee
St Mary’s School of Bird Island               Bird Island
St Paul Public Schools                           St Paul
Stewartville High School                         Stewartville
Tracy Area High Schools                        Tracy
Underwood Public Schools                     Underwood
United South Central School                   Wells
Windom Area School                             Windom
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About The Auto Club Group
The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America. ACG and its affiliates provide membership, insurance, financial services and travel offerings to over 9.5 million members across eleven states and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois and Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with more than 58 million members in the United States and Canada and whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety. Motorists can map a route, identify gas prices, find discounts, book a hotel, and access AAA roadside assistance with the AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. Learn more at AAA.com/mobile. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.