07/08/2019 7:59 AM -
Bridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots are partnering with Mallory’s Army to introduce a #BlueOutBullying Night at TD Bank Ballpark for the Saturday, July 27th game against the Long Island Ducks at 7:05 pm.
Mallory’s Army is a foundation dedicated to stop bullying within schools and among students. The non-profit was created in honor of Mallory Grossman, a 12-year-old girl who took her own life after she endured years of bullying.
In remembrance of Mallory, the organization sells “#MallorysArmy,” blue wristbands and t-shirts. The colorful wristband is aimed to help alleviate bullying within schools. In 2012-2013, a study found that with social media training and bullying awareness gear such as colorful wristbands, a 30% drop in student conflicts occurred.
The July 27th #BlueOutBullying Night will include a pregame speech by Mallory’s mom and the foundation’s founder Dianne Grossman and a video presentation on the scoreboard educating those on the dangers of bullying within schools.
"Mallory's Army is honored to #BlueOutBullying with the Somerset Patriots. We continue to encourage children to be the KIND of person they would like to meet. This game and collaboration brings us all together," said Grossman.
Fans can participate in the event and help with the fundraising by purchasing tickets HERE and entering Group Password: Blue Out. There will also be a 50-50 raffle conducted at the ballpark during the event.
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