Knights Stadium, home of the Charlotte Knights since 1990, is partnering with Lake Norman-based The Foundation for Respect Ability to create bully-free zones during the 2013 season.
The anti-bullying program will be featured during two 11:15 a.m. games – one on April 16 and the other on April 24. The programs will focus on educating children, teachers, and parents on the importance of living a bully-free life.
“This program gives us a great platform to provide important information about the seriousness of bullying in our life and how to identify, respond, and prevent these acts from occurring,” Sean Owens, director of ticket sales and hospitality, said in a statement.
The programs will feature interactive concourse displays, a pre-game performance and in-game trivia. Tickets will start at $5 for groups of 15 or more.
“We are very excited to partner with the Charlotte Knights to help create awareness about bullying and to help promote strategies for children, parents and teachers to better deal with this behavior,” Diane Benson, executive director of The Foundation for Respect Ability, said in a statement. “Bullying in sports is also an area of concern and this is a wonderful platform to help to create ‘upstanders’ on and off the playing field.”
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