More than two dozen teams are expected to compete in the 1993 Ventura County Red Ribbon Games, a weekend of events to promote drug-abuse awareness, at a park in Camarillo beginning Oct. 23.
The early registration deadline is Friday, for teams competing in softball, basketball, track-and-field, pumpkin races and other events in observance of Red Ribbon Week.
During Red Ribbon Week, students and adults wear red ribbons to display their commitment to a drug-free lifestyle. Ribbon-wearers pledge not to use illegal drugs and not to illegally use legal drugs, such as alcohol.
"It's an attempt to create an awareness about alcohol and other drug abuse," said Dale Hoffman, coordinator of the county's Friday Night Live program, which is co-sponsoring the games.