Training Summit at Heinz Field to feature national expert and Steelers representatives
WHAT: Coaches will gather for a Coaching Boys Into Men (CBIM) Training Summit at Heinz Field hosted by the Pittsburgh Steelers, FISA Foundation, and United Way of Southwestern PA.
Coaching Boys Into Men is an evidence-based leadership program that seeks to combat dating violence and abusive behavior by giving high school and college coaches the tools to talk to their athletes about building safe and healthy relationships. This session will prepare coaches to implement CBIM this fall.
WHO: Keynote speaker Don McPherson is an activist, educator and College Football Hall of Famer. A former professional football player and director of Northeastern University’s Mentors in Violence Prevention Program, his talk will focus on empowering young men to prevent dating violence.
Also speaking will be Jerry Olsavsky, Steelers inside linebacker coach, Steelers representatives and CBIM advocates.
WHEN: Saturday, May 20, 2017, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hyundai Club at Heinz Field
WHERE: 100 Art Rooney Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
9:00 a.m. Registration
9:30 a.m. Welcome
10:00 a.m. Keynote: Don McPherson
11:00 a.m. Overview of CBIM
11:30 a.m. Lunch, tour & moving tackling dummy demo
1-3:00 p.m. CBIM training
INTERVIEWS: The media are invited to cover the summit, photograph and interview speakers, coaches and program advocates in attendance.
Note to editors & reporters: To arrange interviews or for information, please contact Olivia Lammel at 412-642-7700, firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Southwest PA Says NO MORE – Southwest PA Says NO MORE is a growing community of organizations and individuals who are working to end domestic and sexual violence. FISA Foundation, in partnership with The Heinz Endowments and United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, developed Southwest PA Says NO MORE to showcase the important prevention-focused work happening in this region, and to make it easier for individuals and organizations to take action and stop gender-based violence.