Patriots Participating in ‘Training Camps for Life’ With Verizon Foundation and NFL Players Association to Encourage Students to Help End Teen Relationship Violence
BOSTON – New England Patriots wide receiver Matthew Slater and running back Kevin Faulk will visit East Boston High School on Friday (Dec. 9) to educate students about healthy teen relationships and how to prevent teen relationship violence, as a part of Verizon’s Training Camps for Life initiative. Some 400 students are expected to attend.
WHO: Slater and Faulk will speak as will retired Patriot and East Boston High School alumnus Jermaine Wiggins; and retired Washington Redskin Pete Kendall, a football standout at Boston College. They will be joined by Willis Whalen, manager of player services of the NFL Players Association; Ted Bunch, co-founder of A CALL TO MEN, an organization committed to ending violence against women; and Verizon’s Donna Cupelo.
WHAT: Training Camps for Life is a half-day, NFL-star-studded event addressing topics suc as overcoming adversity, decisions and consequences, and healthy teen relationships. At the end of the event, Slater will lead the students in taking the LIVERESPECT pledge, a commitment to end teen relationship violence and speak out against abuse. Training Camps for Life is a partnership between the National Football League Players Association, A CALL TO MEN and the Verizon Foundation.
WHEN: Friday, Dec. 9; 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.; Full agenda available upon request. NFL players and others will be available for interviews after they speak.
WHERE: East Boston High School, 86 White St. East Boston, Mass
Media contacts/RSVP: Phil Santoro, Verizon; 617-743-4760; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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