X Games to host Shred Hate School Assemblies in Support of Bullying Prevention Initiative

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X Games to host Shred Hate School Assemblies in Support of Bullying Prevention Initiative


X Games to host Shred Hate School Assemblies in Support of Bullying Prevention Initiative

WHAT: NRHEG Secondary in New Richland, Minn. and Southwest Middle School in Albert Lea will host X Games commentators Hannah Rad and Brandon Graham on Tuesday, May 7, to visit with students in support of Shred Hate, ESPN, X Games and MLB’s bullying prevention program that aims to reduce bullying rates in Minnesota and schools across the country. The visit from Rad and Graham is a celebration of the training students have received from nonprofit partner No Bully.

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.

ESPN launched Shred Hate in January 2017 at X Games Aspen, Colo. and expanded the program into Minnesota and six other markets. Since that time, 14 Minnesota schools have gone through the Shred Hate program, with 360 teachers and staff trained in bullying prevention, impacting more than 7,600 students. More than 88,000 students have been impacted with Shred Hate resources nationwide.

WHO: The personalities speaking with students at the school assemblies will include X Games commentators Brandon Graham and Hannah Rad. The No Bully leadership team also will be present at these events to answer questions about their school programs.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 7

NRHEG Secondary at 9:30 a.m. CT

Southwest Middle School at 1:00 p.m. CT        

WHERE: NRHEG Secondary

306 Ash Ave. South
New Richland, MN 56072

Southwest Middle School
1601 W Front Street
Albert Lea, MN 56007

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 Belen Michelis, ESPN Communications at [email protected] or 860-766-1425.

 MORE:            For more information, please visit www.ShredHate.org


Contact:         Belen Michelis, ESPN Communications, [email protected] 860-766-1425
Olivia Wilson, ESPN X Games, [email protected], 213-405-4145
Grace Coryell, ESPN X Games, [email protected], 213-405-4402



Belen Michelis

Belen Michelis is a senior publicist focusing on ESPN Corporate Citizenship, Spelling Bee, Invictus Games, Warrior Games, ESPN local radio (98.7FM NY, ESPNLA 710, ESPN Chicago 1000), Misc. Sports and the WNBA. Prior to joining the ESPN Communications team, Michelis worked in Ad Sales for ESPN Deportes and International from 2010-2014. Michelis graduated from Boston College in 2010.
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