A Call to Men featured in Philly Burbs for NFL partnership and Training Camps for Life program

A Call to Men featured in Philly Burbs for NFL partnership and Training Camps for Life program

NFL players and teens join together to end relationship abuse

By Jenn Smith

On Saturday June 4, 2011 current and former NFL players came together at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey to team up with The Verizon Foundation, the NFLPA and A CALL TO MEN to kick off theTraining Camps For Life program, an initiative aimed at ending teen relationship abuse and domestic violence.

Some of the NFL players in attendance were from the New York Jets, the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles. The players were joined by Ted Bunch, Co-Founder of A CALL TO MEN and Rose Stuckey Kirk, President of the Verizon Foundation.  Topics addressed included overcoming adversity, decisions and consequences, and forming and maintaining healthy relationships.

The more than 600 teens who attended the event where challenged by the players to take the LIVERESPECT pledge at www.liverespect.org, a commitment to end teen relationship abuse and speak out against domestic violence.

Training Camps for Life will be visiting cities throughout the country.  Future Training Camp for Life programs will be held in Pittsburgh, Tampa, Boston, Dallas, San Diego, San Francisco, Houston, Chicago, Washington D.C, Atlanta, and New Orleans. Dates for each city are being finalized. When finalized they can be found here.

For more details and inspiring videos from this event check out http://inr.synapticdigital.com/verizonfoundation/trainingcampsforlife.

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