WASHINGTON, DC. – Local skilled sports activities groups the Washington Capitals, Commanders, Mystics, Nationals, Spirit, Wizards and D.C. Shadow at this time introduced a mixed donation of greater than $85,000 to gun violence prevention nonprofit Everytown for Gun Safety. Funds will assist Everytown’s Community Safety Fund, offering a direct funding in community-based violence intervention, grassroots packages and advocacy working within the area. Teams may even use their social media and different fan outreach platforms to encourage neighborhood members to study extra and to donate to the fund utilizing give.nats4good.org/SafeDCNow.
Beginning at this time, National Gun Violence Awareness Day, groups at present in season will make the most of their particular person platforms to boost consciousness throughout their fan bases. Collectively, this consists of combos of the next:
· Inviting followers to donate to Everytown for Gun Safety’s Community Safety Fund
· Social media takeovers, together with orange avatars and statistics and knowledge on the consequences of gun violence in the neighborhood
· Special warm-up clothes with orange accents and gun violence prevention messaging
· Donating proceeds from choose gross sales and occasions to Everytown for Gun Safety’s Community Safety Fund
Gun Violence Awareness Day is also called Wear Orange Day. Wear Orange started on June 2, 2015—what would have been Hadiya Pendleton’s 18th birthday. On January 21, 2013, Hadiya Pendleton marched in President Obama’s second inaugural parade. One week later, Hadiya was shot and killed on a playground in Chicago. Soon after this tragedy, Hadiya’s childhood buddies determined to commemorate her life by sporting orange, the colour hunters put on within the woods to guard themselves and others.