Star Phoenix Suns‘ player, Gerald Green, was bullied as a child. In an unusual accident in sixth grade, he lost part of his left finger, Green shared during a visit to Loma Linda Elementary School, Playworks Arizona‘s partner school. Following that day, he kept his left hand in his pocket as much as possible, but that didn’t prevent all the bullying. It was over time that Green learn to ignore the bullying and focus on basketball.
Gerald Green shared his experience being bullied as a child with the hope to make a difference in kids’ lives today. “Every kid should feel safe at school. Every kid should be able to feel like they have the same opportunity as the next kids has” and to have a program like Playworks, Green said.