Men's Basketball Visits Arlington Elementary to Talk Anti-Bullying
April 17, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Several members of the Indiana Men's Basketball team visited Arlington Elementary School in Bloomington on Wednesday, April 17, to introduce the Indiana Basketball Teammate Project and talk about anti-bullying.
The players presented two skits to a group of students on the importance of anti-bullying, how to properly resolve issues and respect their classmates. The Indiana Basketball Teammate Project is a program designed to help school age students learn the value of being good teammates and work to eliminate bullying. The Indiana Men's Basketball team invites the students to become part of their team by participating in the program. Ultimately the goal is to have the teammate concept serve as a great reminder and talking point for students and teachers.
Each student received an autographed certificate for taking part in the Indiana Basketball Teammate Project and a bracelet to always remind them to be a good and respectful teammate. At the conclusion of Wednesday's anti-bullying presentation, the players led the group in reciting an anti-bullying pledge:
I promise not to bully any one around me. Bullying hurts others and is not a nice thing to do. I agree to treat everyone with respect and accept other people's differences. I promise to speak up when I see bullying and help anyone that has been bullied. I will be a good teammate to everyone around me.
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