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What Is The Play It Safe Ocean City


PLAY IT SAFE sponsors  special alcohol and drug-free events during June honoring high school graduates who choose to celebrate their graduation in Ocean City, Maryland.


THE MISSION OF PLAY IT SAFE is to encourage high school graduates to make informed, healthy choices while having responsible fun without the use of alcohol and other drugs
And Now A Word From



The Mayor of Ocean City

Congratulations Class of 2016 and Welcome to Ocean City!

You have passed a major milestone with your recent graduation from high school now it is time to relax and have some fun and where better to do that than right here in Ocean City, Maryland!

I remember very well the summer of 1967 when I, like you today, visited Ocean City with my friends and classmates to celebrate our graduation. It was a great time to be in Ocean City and although the town may look just a little bit different today it still features the same beach, boardwalk and sense of excitement that we enjoyed back in “The Day”.

Now it is your turn to experience that new found sense of freedom and all of the fun and excitement o f Ocean City. It is a time to reminisce with your friends and to begin to talk about the future as you experience days on the beach and nights out on the boardwalk.

We encourage you to enjoy all of the great alcohol free events offered by the Play It Safe Program while you are here celebrating in Ocean City. This is your week to shine in the Ocean City Sun and we hope that is a safe experience that you will remember for a lifetime!


Rick Meehan 

Mayor Town of Ocean City. 


Partnership to a Better Community



 The Maryland, Delaware, District of Columbia Elks Lodge Association with their Drug Awareness Program Trailer are just one of our many partners helping youth make Informed Healthy Choices while having responsible fun, without the use of Drugs, and Alcohol.



NOVEMBER 13th Come Out And Support This Great Non-Profit.


We Need Your Help! Please come out for the great food, great auction items, and all the fun.

Please Plan On Attending Our Annual Fundraiser "Italian Feast & Silent Auction" November 13th 2015 at The Elks Lodge 138th Street


ATTENTION BUSINESS OWNERS AND OUR FRIENDS OF THE PLAY IT SAFE OCEAN CITY PROJECT. The OCDAAPC is proud to announce our biggest fundraiser "The Italian Feast & Silent Auction" will be held Friday November 13th at the Elks Lodge located 13708 Sinipuxent Lane Ocean City, Md 21842. 

The OCDAAPC seeks donations from local businesses of Gift Certificates, Services, Merchandise, and monetary to be auctioned off. We also would love any food donations to be served on the menu that night as part of our Italian feast. Lastly we hope you can purchase tickets to attend this key fundraiser! Tickets will go on sale soon and can be purchased in advance only at this time. Please contact Al Hondo Handy at OC Rec for more details or any questions (410)250-0125 or Click Here

2016 Poster Contest Ask Your Maryland High School Art Teacher or Administrator About Entering Today!




Ocean City, Md.- Attention Maryland High School Art Students and Maryland Teachers. Please particpate in the Ocean City Drug Alcohol Abuse Prevention Committee Annual 2016 Play It Safe Ocean City Poster Contest. Teachers you can make it a project for your students to participate in. Students can both submit a entry plus make their school administrators and/or teachers aware of the project. Winning entry gets used in all of the Stationary and Website. Plus winner will be honored at our annual Kick Off Breakfast and win some prizes. For more details please click here 


Congratulations To Our Own Al Hondo Handy

"Ocean City Citizen Of The Year"


Ocean City, Md.- The Ocean City Drug Alcohol Abuse Prevention Committee would like to congratulate our own Al Hondo Handy long time Board Member of the OCDAAPC of the Play It Safe Project who was honored by the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce as Ocean City Citizen of the Year for all of his tireless work in the community on numerous projects like ours. To Read More Click Here

Over 6,297 2015 Graduates Participated in Play It Safe Ocean City Fun, Free, Events!

2015 Stats

Ocean City, Md.- Over 6,000 2015 High School Graduates participated in 2015 Play It Safe Ocean City Fun, Free Events despite the bad wether which cancelled some outdoor events. Click Here to see a complete breakdown of this years stats.




Ocean City,Md.-Well the 2015 Play It Safe Ocean City Project came to a conclusion. We know that many of our 2015 High School Graduates made new Life long memories and new friends. We also hope you will remember the safe fun you had without the use of Alcohol, and Drugs. The Ocean CIty Drug Alcohol Abuse Prevention Committee would like to Thank All Of Those Who Make The Play It Safe Project Possible. First, all of our event sponsors and host. These businesses, organizations, and government agencies come together to provide a High School Seniors these events Free! Please support our sponsors when in Ocean City. Second, Our volunteers who work not just in June at the Free Events, but the countless Fundraisers, and planning for the Play It Safe Ocean City Project Year Round! Lastly, the O.C.D.A.A.P.C. would like to thank you the 2015 high school graduate. For it is you, for whom we do this project for and we are so grateful to now call you all our Friends and Play It Safe Alumni. Please share with your friends and old High School your experience at the Play It Safe Project. Share with your old high school administrators about the Project and the Poster Contest with your Art teacher. Please Donate even if it is just a dollar to help make 2016 grads have a great memory like you! Feel free to come visit and volunteer during future Play It Safe projects. The O.C.D.A.A.P.C. wish you nothing but success in all your future endeavors. May all your dreams come true, Play It Safe Out There! Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen! 



A Day on the Water ...Followed By A Night Of Golfing!




Ocean City,Md.- The Day for 2015 HS Grads was spent on the water at 48th Street Waterssports Center both Paddleboarding and Kayaking. Then the late evening was spent at Old Pro Miniature Indoor/Outdoor Golf. For a Complete Wrap Up of all the 2015 Play It Safe Ocean City Events Click Here

Despite Fickle Weather Numerous 2015 High School Graduates Ride The Tidal Wave Coaster At Trimper Rides For free 1



Ocean City, Md.- The weather did not stop numerous 2015 High School Graduates from enjoying a Free ride on Ocean City's Best Roller Coaster "The Tidal Wave" courtesey of Trimper Rides. For a complete wrap up of all the 2015 Play It Safe Ocean City Events Click Here

Volunteers Sign In 2015 Grads Before Storm


Ocean City,Md.- 2015 Play It Safe Ocean City will be remembered as much for its weather which has caused some cancellations of numerous outdoor events. Sunday Karaoke became the latest outdoor event cancelled. Despite this our volunteers manned the sign in tables to allow the kids to get their wristbands prior to the storm. For a complete wrap up of all Play It Safe Ocean City Fun, Free, Events Click Here    





Ocean City, Md.- With the O.C. Air Show in the skies of Ocean City Our 2015 High School Graduates were on the ground at Pizza Tugo's 118th street competing in the Play It Safe Ocean City Pizza Eating Contest. Winners 2015 Pizza Eating Contest Girls 1st Olivia NDPHS, 2nd Noel & 3rd Nisha both of Nethacton Boys 1st Daniel 2nd Marcel 3rd Ashland all of Poly HS For a complete wrap up of all the 2015 Play It Safe Ocean City Events Click Here




Ocean City, Md.- Saturday June 13 & Sunday June 14th will bring not only 2015 Graduates but estimated 100,000 + spectators. While the OC Air Show is not affilliated with the Play It Safe Ocean City Project many Grads go and enjoy the spectacle. This year in particular as the OC Air Show welcomes for the first time the Blue Angels! Please Visit their official web site ocairshow.com for more info. For a complete wrap up of all Play It Safe Events Please Click Here

Planet Maze/Lasertron Host A Good Crowd Of 2015 Seniors For Laser Tag and Galaxy Mini Golf!



Ocean City,Md.- Numerous 2015 High School Graduates were in attendance at Planet Maze on 33rd street for Free Laser TAg and Miniature Golf at Galaxy Golf. To see a complete wrap up of all the Play It Safe Ocean City Fun, Free, Events Click Here.

Play It Safe Dodgeball Was ALL IN!


Ocean City, Md.- 2015 High School Graduates enjoyed a night of "School Yard" fun in the Play It Safe Ocean City Dodgeball at Northside Park. For a complete wrap up of all Play It Safe Ocean City Events Click Here


Maui Golf Play It Safe Miniature Golf Tourney...FOUR! 


Beach Volleyball Had Over 25 Teams Competing But Only One Was Champion!



Ocean City,Md.- LaPlata H.S. Dan, Jack,Mike,Simeo, and Kyle took the title at the 2015 Play It Safe Ocean City Beach Volleyball Tourney. To see a complete wrap of all Play It Safe Events Click Here 

Play It Safe Oc Idol Seen Hundreds Of Grads Having A Singing Good Ol Time



Ocean City,Md.- These 2015 Graduates competed for fun prizes for the Week Two Tuesday Play It Safe Oc Idol Karaoke Contest  The Solo performances by Mark from OMHS took home the Top Prize Package. For a complete wrap up and to see some of the performances Click Here

Midnight Bowling At Ocean Lanes & Old Pro Miniature Golf Late Into The Evening!

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Ocean City,Md.- This group of 2015 High School Graduates from Aberdeen High School enjoyed a day on the bay at 48th Street Water Sports Center. For a complete wrap up of all Play It Safe 2015 Fun, Free, Events Click Here

A Good Crowd Of 2015 High School Graduates Watched Performances At Play It Safe OC Idol Karaoke



Ocean City,Md.- Miss Abby seen here went old school with her performance of 25 or 6 to 4 and captured the Play It Safe OC Idol Karaoke.James & Austin took second and Ethan & Flynn rapped their way to 3rd!  To see a complete wrap up of all Play It Safe event Click Here 


Then The 2015 Seniors Headed To Trimper Rides To Ride The Roller Coaster For free 1 



Saturday Starts Before More Rain Comes With Tye Dye & Pizza Eating Contest


Ocean City, Md.- A large crowd of 2015 High School Seniors had a great time in the Pizza Tugo's Pizza Eating Contest. Earlier also before the rain they were treated to Tye Dye hosted by The Art League Of Ocean City. For a complete wrap up on all events please Click Here



 The First Ride The Bus At A Reduce Rate Tickets Sold Today At North Side Park


Today at Northside Park 2015 High School Seniors Purchased Some of the First Ever Tickets To Ride The Bus At A Reduced Rate! 2015 High School Seniors can purchase their own ticket at several locations and then exchange it at any Play It Safe Oceaan City Event for a wristband to ride the bus all week at a reduced rate. For more information Click Here

And The Winner Is... 


Ocean City, Md.- The Ocean City Drug Alcohol Abuse Prevention Committee is proud to announce The 2015 Play It Safe Ocean City Poster Contest Award Winner Kim Michalik from WiHi Senior High School. Kim Poster will appear here on our web site, stationary, and Free Tee Shirts. To Read more about the Poster Contest Click Here!




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Play It Safe Fun Free Events For 2015 Grads