Not only are you supporting a great cause, but continuing the #SPIKEbullying conversation could earn you and your team some media attention and straight cash …
In conjunction with National pink shirt day on February 22nd and ViaSport’s #ERASEbullying initiative, Volleyball BC is looking for all people involved in the sport (players, coaches, referees, officials, volunteers, board members, parents, family and fans) to make a commitment to end bullying in our sport.
The 2017 #SPIKEbullying campaign is aimed at the BC volleyball community at large to help create an inclusive, supportive and fun environment for everybody. Supporting ViaSport’s initiative, the #SPIKEbullying campaign is a positive plan and movement to counteract some very negative stats from the provincial amateur sports scene.
TEAM UP WITH #SPIKEbullying & EARN $$$ FOR YOU GROUP
Here’s how you can get involved….
From Friday February 18th to Sunday February 26th :
Wear something PINK to practice.
Wear something PINK in your warm up for games.
Post a photo on Instagram and/or Facebook including #SPIKEbullying & #ERASEbullying — don’t forget to tag @volleyballbc !
** OR Get really creative and design a sign or video showing people what it means to be “A GOOD TEAMMATE”. Include tags from point #3!
Make sure your tagged post is PUBLIC. VBC staff will review and judge each entry – 1 post will walk away with cool hard cash chedda!
Posts will be accepted no later than Feb 27 midnight. Our Volleyball BC staff will look at each tagged entry and judge them on originality and style. One winning image, sign or video (1 winner in total) will walk away with some cool hard cash. Money that you can use to pay for a tournament, buy some new clothing, offset travel costs for an out of town trip, plan a team bonding event or wrap up party. Maybe, you could to donate those funds to a worthwhile cause. It’s completely up you.
So don’t delay, WEAR PINK & TELL US WHAT YOU THINK. Join the conversation today!
HOW do you SPIKE bullying?
Volleyball BC staff and referees will wear pink shirts on February 22nd and also at tournaments on the weekend of February 18th & 19th (Okanagan, Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley, and Vancouver Island) and the weekend of February 25th & 26th ( Okanagan, Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley).
- 94% of B.C. sports organizations surveyed believe sport bullying is a serious problem that needs to be addressed.
- 55% of B.C. sports organizations surveyed say they know of athletes who have dropped out of sport because of bullying.
- 44% of B.C. sports organizations surveyed say they know of officials, coaches, managers, board members and other volunteers who left a sport due to bullying.
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