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10-18-2011


UC to Recognize Domestic Violence Awareness at Football Game

 


Williamsburg, Ky. – On Saturday, October 22nd, University of the Cumberlands (UC) in conjunction with Dana Brown, Family Community Advocate, from the Family Life Abuse Center will be hosting Domestic Violence Awareness Day. The event will take place during the Patriots home football game vs. Belhaven College at 1:30 p.m. at James H. Taylor, II Stadium in Williamsburg, KY.

Everyone in attendance for the game is encouraged to wear a purple shirt and join others on the field during halftime to help create Williamsburg’s first Living Ribbon to show support for domestic violence victims. Even if you don’t have purple show up anyway and bring a friend along with you.

Did you know that domestic violence is more than just physical abuse? Abuse comes in many forms including emotional, financial and sexual abuse. Domestic violence is a crime. If you see it, report it. UC hopes that by helping to sponsor this event, the community will become more aware of the signs to help prevent domestic violence. In order to encourage the community’s involvement and to help the community, UC is waiving their annual gate fee in exchange for 2 canned goods which will be donated to the local food bank.

Help support the Patriots as they help support OUR community through education, awareness, and Holiday meals.

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees; more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; seven graduate degrees, including a doctorate and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.