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10-24-2011


UC Recognized Domestic Violence during 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 hosted Domestic Violence Awareness Day. The event took place during the Patriots home football game vs. Shorter College at James H. Taylor, II Stadium in Williamsburg, KY.

Everyone in attendance for the game was 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. Over 120 people decided to take part in supporting the cause.

“As for the event on Saturday, I am very happy with the turnout,” stated Dana Brown. “Anytime, there is a "first" you just never know how it's going to turn out. But, everyone came together to raise awareness for domestic violence and the local resources available.”

UC hopes that by helping to sponsor this event, the community will become more aware of the signs to help prevent domestic violence.

“We had a tremendous amount of publicity thanks to the University, the News Journal, and WEZJ,” continued Brown. “Dr. Sudduth and the UC marching band were great! If just one person calls the crisis line for help, or utilizes any of our local resources, then the event was a success. We're already looking forward to next year's event!”

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.

Article Provided by Hannah Taylor, University of the Cumberlands Multimedia and Athletic Services Student Assistant