Spokane Indians and Pizza Factory introduce “No Bully Zone” bench at Avista Stadium
SPOKANE, Wash. — The Spokane Indians and Pizza Factory have installed a new “No Bully Zone” bench at Avista Stadium.
The new bench made its debut in the Kids Zone on Tuesday, August 14 and will stay there throughout the rest of the season.
Avista Stadium has been designated a “No Bully Zone” by the Spokane Indians and Pizza Factory to help children and adults enjoy a safe environment, free from bullying.
The new bench will be the first of many that will be placed throughout the ballpark in future seasons.
“The Indians, who have fans across the region, have values and a strong moral compass that align perfectly with our goals,” said Mary Jane Riva, CEO of Pizza Factory. “We pride ourselves on being involved in the communities we serve, and look forward to propelling our anti-bullying message forward with the help of the Indians’ local presence. Together we can reach the masses with love and stop bullying in its tracks.”
The bench represents the next phase of the Spokane Indians and Pizza Factory teaming up to stop bullying. The two organizations have also developed an anti-bullying public service announcement that has been presented throughout the season on the Spokane Indians social media platforms.
“Being a family gathering place in the community, and serving thousands of children during the summer, we’re proud to support this campaign,” said Spokane Indians Senior Vice President Otto Klein. “We want to create a safe environment at all time for kids and adults.”
Bullies don’t have an age, but the effects of bullying in-person or online can last a lifetime.
160,000 students miss school every day for fear of being bullied.
By starting the conversation in our schools, neighborhoods, and at Avista Stadium, people can be educated about what to do and where to go when they feel like no one is listening.
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