Explore Public Safety & Participate in Free Throw Challenge at the CofC TD Arena

Bring your athletes out to Safety DAE to compete on the big stage.

The DAE Foundation and the Charleston Department of Public Safety present Safety DAE: A Preventative Initiative brought to you by America’s Best Choice of Charleston. Held at the College of Charleston TD Arena on March 25th, 2023 from 8:30 am - 1 pm, this free community event introduces a broader concept of public safety, while helping to educate, raise awareness, and promote safety discussions between student-athletes and the community regarding emergency contacts, while creating an open forum for discussions.

Charleston County Public Safety: 9-1-1 Dispatch, Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Charleston County Sheriff, City of Charleston and College of Charleston Fire departments as well as representatives from the United States Coast Guard and Army will all be on hand to educate the community about public safety related to fire safety, medical safety, natural disasters, and knowledge of the criminal justice system, and to introduce the community to career opportunities in the field.

“Charleston County Government Public Safety is excited about Safety DAE. We aim to provide awareness about Public Safety and career opportunities for Charleston, South Carolina citizens. If you are seeking a rewarding career within Public Safety, join us at Safety DAE on March 25, 2023, to meet our recruiters,” says Joshua Williamson, Public Safety Community Outreach Coordinator with the Charleston County Government.

Attendees ages 10+ can participate in the Jermel President Free Throw Challenge. Student-athletes are invited to come out and show their free throw shooting skills, with prizes being awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. “If you love college basketball, this will be a great family event to attend,” shares President. “Bring your athletes out to compete on the big stage.”

For adults ages 18+, the DAE Foundation is also hosting the Rick Barry Free Throw Challenge at The Alley in downtown Charleston that evening, March 25 at 5:30 pm. Participants must shoot underhanded just like the great Rick Barry. The winners will receive prizes: 1st place wins a Bowling Party for 12 ($250 value), 2nd place wins a $100 Alley Gift Card, and 3rd place wins a $50 Alley Gift Card. There will also be an Underhanded Shoot Off where the winner gets a $25 Alley Gift Card. For those not shooting, there will be Elite 8 March Madness basketball.

Safety DAE: March 25, 2023

For more information or to register for the event, visit:

DAE Foundation
The DAE Foundation is a non-profit that instructs student-athletes on skill development, nutrition, and education. We apply our efforts by partnering with schools and athletic organizations to educate and train student-athletes to become skilled, effective, and responsible citizens of their communities with an emphasis on moral character, academic progress, and overall physical and mental health.

Charleston County Public Safety
Charleston County Public Safety Directorate works toward improving the quality of life for Charleston County citizens, visitors, and the business community through collaborations, public safety awareness training, crime prevention education, emergency responses, disaster preparedness, criminal justice reform, and intelligent community policing strategies.

Jermel President
Jermel President is a former Burke High School Bull Dog and went on to a career at the College of Charleston (’95-’99), where he is a member of the College of Charleston Hall Of Fame. He had his number retired on February 12, 2011, and it is now hanging from the rafters of the Cougar’s home court, The TD Arena. After his college career, Jermel enjoyed a pro career and was coached by National Basketball Hall of Famer Rick Barry. Mr. President is the founder of the non-profit organization, the DAE Foundation.

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