X Games Personalities to Visit Basalt Middle School and High School on January 22
Riverside Middle School: Shred Hate event during X Games Aspen 2018 (Photo by Tomas Zuccareno / ESPN Images)
WHAT: Basalt Middle School and Basalt High School will host X Games commentators Brandon Graham and Hannah Rad on Tuesday, January 22, to visit with students in support of Shred Hate, ESPN, MLB and X Games’ bullying prevention program that aims to reduce bullying rates in Colorado and schools across the country. The visit from Graham and Rad is a celebration of the training students have received from nonprofit partner No Bully.
X Games also will host 200 students from schools in the Colorado area participating in the Shred Hate program for Shred Hate Kids’ Day on Friday, January 25. The students will arrive at Buttermilk Mountain to receive premium viewing, lunch and a program by Graham and Rad, along with X Games host Jack Mitrani and athletes Gus Kenworthy, Maddie Mastro and Mike Schultz, where they will hear about their experiences with bullying and how the kids can join the Shred Hate movement.
Shred Hate is a bullying prevention program that is stopping bullying and encouraging kids to choose kindness. As part of the program, No Bully, a nonprofit that trains schools how to activate student compassion to eradicate bullying and cyberbullying, works directly with local school districts and cooperating schools through its innovative evidence-based training.
Shred Hate will be represented throughout X Games Aspen 2019, including signage, Jumbotron inclusion and telecast inclusion, with PSAs from athletes including Chloe Kim and Gus Kenworthy. Additionally, X Fest will host a Shred Hate booth where fans can take photos and share their pledge to Shred Hate.
ESPN launched Shred Hate in January 2017 at X Games Aspen, Colo. Since that time, 20 Colorado schools have gone through the Shred Hate program, with 755 teachers and staff trained in bullying prevention, impacting over 11,000 students. More than 88,000 students have been impacted with Shred Hate resources nationwide. Learn more at www.ShredHate.org.
WHO: The personalities speaking with students at the school visits will include X Games commentators Brandon Graham and Hannah Rad.
X Games athletes Gus Kenworthy, Maddie Mastro and Mike Schultz, along with X Games host Jack Mitrani, also will be present at Shred Hate Kids’ Day.
The No Bully leadership team also will be present at these events to answer questions about their school programs.
WHEN: School Visits
Tuesday, January 22
Basalt High School at 9:30.a.m. MT
Basalt Middle School at 1:20 p.m. MT
Shred Hate Kids’ Day
Friday, January 25 at 1:30 p.m. MT
WHERE: School Visits
Basalt Middle School
51 School St, Basalt, CO 81621
Basalt High School
600 Southside Dr., Basalt, CO 81621
Shred Hate Kids’ Day
Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen
RSVP: Members of the press are invited to attend the assemblies to speak with X Games talent, students and school administrators and are asked to confirm in advance with Olivia Wilson, ESPN Communications at [email protected] or 904-303-3538
MORE: For more information, please visit xgames.com/ShredHate.
Olivia Wilson ESPN, 904-303-3538, [email protected]