Huddle Up Against Bullying

Everyone has a part to play… ERASE Bullying. www.erasebullying.ca

The BC Lions Football Club will continue their Huddle Up Against Bullying campaign in 2016, partenering with the Province of British ColumbiaIntact InsuranceUNIGLOBE One Travel and C&D Logistics.

As part of a number of Lions community initiatives, the Huddle Up Against Bullying program will focus on delivering anti-bullying messaging to children ages 6 to 13 through the club’s popular amateur football programs such as Play with the Pros and Punt, Pass and Kick.

“British Columbians are painfully aware of the devastating results of bullying, and our government is proud to support this effort through a $40,000 grant,” said Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Coralee Oakes. “The BC Lions are community leaders who are well-positioned to lead the charge against bullying by empowering kids to speak out against it.”

“We are very pleased to add Huddle Up Against Bullying to our roster of Lions community programs” said Lions director of community relations Jamie Taras. “Bullying is a very serious and prevalent issue for today’s youth and we are proud to do our part to educate young people about the consequences of this behavior while equipping them with tools to lessen its impact.”

“UNIGLOBE One Travel is extremely proud to be involved as a partner in the Huddle Up Against Bullying program with the BC Lions.  In today’s society, many teens and others are subject to cruel and unfair treatment by many their own age because of the obscurity of the internet and social media,” said Neal Chark, Senior Travel Consultant. “We hope that by bringing this issue to the forefront, we can be a part in changing this trend.”

“We are so excited to be partnering with the BC Lions,” said Luisa Currie, Vice-President of sales and business development, Western Division, Intact Insurance. “Their Huddle Up Anti-Bullying Campaign aligns with our core values and we’re proud to stand by another team that supports respect, integrity and social responsibility. Both our organizations believe in leading by example and a partnership between two teams that support the same message is a win-win.”

“C&D Logistics is pleased to team up with the BC Lions’ Huddle Up Against Bullying campaign,” said Dana Matheson, President of C&D Logistics. “Bullying is very prevalent amongst children in our community, especially online, and it’s something that is very close to my heart. The Lions can count on C&D Logistics to be a great teammate in this wonderful endeavour to put an end to bullying.”

For more information on the program or to book a team visit, please contact Tyler Gammon at tgammon@bclions.com