Tuesday, 27 November 2018 16:39

ASA Partners With Advance Auto Parts, TxDOT’s Drive Clean TX Campaign


Three Texas youths harnessed their artistic skills to help spread the word about keeping Texas skies free of harmful car emissions.


They created winning posters for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Drive Clean Texas campaign’s first Live & Breathe Texas Kids Poster Contest.


Sponsored by Automotive Service Association (ASA), in conjunction with its affiliate, ASA-Texas, and Advance Auto Parts, the contest was open to K-12 students statewide. Students were asked to submit a poster that encourages Texas drivers to “do your part” to help keep emissions out of the beautiful Texas skies. Posters also could show how Texans “live and breathe” Texas air.


“We needed help raising awareness about the importance of clean air in Texas, so we turned to our state’s most valuable resource---its youth,” said Beth Risch, chief operating officer of ASA. “The three winning entries do a spectacular job of illustrating why we should all do our part to protect our state’s air quality.”


Winners include:


Gloria Liu, 8, of Cross Roads
Damajeon Neal, 13, of Texarkana
Autumn Stump, 14, of Woodway


ASA-Texas/Drive Clean Texas poster contest rules/entry forms and contest fliers were sent to 250 ASA member auto repair shops and 84 Texas Advance Auto Parts store locations to encourage participation. One winner was selected from each of three age categories: kindergarten through fifth grade, grades 6--8 and grades 9--12. The winning posters will be displayed in all ASA-Texas member-shops and Advance Auto Parts stores in the state during the month of May 2019.


This year’s winners were recognized at the annual conference luncheon of ASA-Texas on Nov. 17 at the Hilton Downtown Fort Worth. Each winner received a framed copy of their poster and $500. The monetary prizes were provided by Advance Auto Parts. To learn more about “Drive Clean Texas,” visit drivecleantexas.org.