Playworks, the Pacers, and Fever team up to support Indiana youth
[Indianapolis, IN]—November 1, 2017—From funds raised through the Fever Cares Bowling Tournament, the Pacers Foundation has provided a grant to fund Playworks Indiana’s Real Players Don’t Bully social media and outreach campaign. This two month long digitally driven campaign leverages celebrity influencers and community leaders to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention. The Indiana Pacers and Fever have put up their defense against bullying. They, like Playworks, are committed to ensuring that all children make healthy lifestyle choices both inside and outside the classroom.
“The Pacers Foundation is proud to support and stand with our teams, athletes and Playworks in launching this anti-bullying campaign,”
– Foundation chair Rick Fuson.
“It is important that all children feel safe, supported and included. We are thrilled to partner with the Pacers and Fever to show Hoosier kids that real players don’t bully” says, Playworks Indiana’s Executive Director, Jo Bender Yocum, “we are lucky to have professional sports organizations is our city that are so dedicated to the success and well-being of children.”
Former Indiana Fever and WNBA MVP, Tamika Catchings announced the partnership at Playworks Indiana’s Get in the Game event where she was honored with the Playworks Inspiring Leadership Award.
Playworks is the leading nonprofit nationally and in the state of Indiana leveraging the power of play to transform children’s physical and social/emotional health and improving learning environments. During the 2017-18 school year, Playworks Indiana will ensure that more than 22,500 children in 45 Hoosier elementary schools have access to safe and healthy play.
About Pacers Foundation:
The Pacers Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of Indiana’s young people by building individual and corporate partnerships that will provide assistance for projects that benefit Indiana’s youth. Since its inception in 1993, Pacers Foundation has awarded more than $4 million in cash and in-kind donations through grants to youth-serving organizations, scholarships and Indiana Pacers and Indiana Fever tickets.
Playworks: Jo Bender Yocum: email@example.com or 408.387.2495
Pacers/Fever: Roberta (Bobbi) Courtright, Director of CR/Player Relations at 317.917.2757