This summer, the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers has been actively running the HEROtini Mocktail Challenge to find the most popular non-alcoholic drink for designated drivers from 30 entries by bars and taverns at the Jersey Shore.
“The cure for drunk driving is a designated driver,” noted Muriel Elliott, who, along with her husband Bill, launched the HERO Campaign 19 years ago to honor the memory of their son, Navy Ensign John Elliott. He was killed in a collision with a drunk driver two months after graduating from the United States Naval Academy.
At the organization’s HEROtini Happening Dinner the coveted HEROtini Cup will be awarded to the bar or restaurant whose mocktail garners the most votes and donations for the campaign. The dinner takes place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at Linwood Country Club in Linwood.
A group of celebrity judges also will select the best-tasting HEROtini from entries that include The Shameless Sunrise, Your Alibi, and the Safe-Tea Driver.
Tickets to the event are $40 each or $75 for couples and can be purchased at HeroCampaign.org
Linwood Country Club is located at 500 Shore Road in Linwood.