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Sting Look to Help Put a Stop to Bullying

April 19, 2013 - Continental Indoor Football League (CIFL) - Saginaw Sting News Release

Bullying is an issue that is growing in awareness. Statistics show that 1 in 4 children are victims of some form of bullying by their peers on a consistent basis. Additionally, about 56 percent of students have admitted to witnessing some sort of bullying taking place in their schools. Anti-bullying campaigns have been surfacing throughout the country to raise awareness and the Saginaw Sting is looking to start one next week as well.

Saturday April 27th the Saginaw Sting is kicking off its Anti-Bullying Campaign at its last regular season home game versus the Detroit Thunder. As part of this campaign the Sting, along with many local business partners, have created a pledge to end bullying in the Great Lakes Bay Region. All students 17 and under who sign this pledge will receive one free General Admission ticket to the game.

"Bullying is something that can be prevented," said Co-Owner & GM Rob Licht, "and with the help of local businesses; we feel the family-friendly atmosphere of a Sting game is a great place to raise the awareness." Following the conclusion of 2013 CIFL season the Sting will take to the community as they begin to schedule anti-bullying awareness events at local schools. "Too many times do you hear about unfortunate events occurring as a result of bullying," said Licht, "The Sting organization wants to be a positive influence for our youth and putting a stop to bullying is a great place to start."

Kickoff is set for 7:30PM at The Dow Event Center and students can come sign the pledge starting at 5PM on the day of the game. If your company would like to help sponsor this pledge please contact GM Rob Licht directly at [email protected] for further details.

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