April 2, 2015
Governor Larry Hogan and Robert Griffin III Launch Spring Break Anti-Bullying Event Pledge to “Stop Bullying In Its Tracks!”
At an inspiring event attended by more than 200 school children, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, joined by Washington Redskins Quarterback Robert Griffin III, helped Six Flags America launch an anti-bullying campaign called Stop Bullying In Its Tracks! This new initiative is part of a larger community relations program designed to address the emotional and physical needs of children in the community. Stop Bullying In Its Tracks!, is the first piece of the campaign, which started today, and runs the entirety of Spring Break, April 2 – 12.
To produce the anti-bullying program, Six Flags America partnered with Anne Arundel and Prince George’s County Public Schools creating messaging to empower students and park guests to stop bullying, and provide resources for those who are being bullied. Students from both school districts, along with Governor Hogan and Robert Griffin III, made their own personalized pledges on a large “Bullying Stops With Me!” wall prominently displayed on the park’s Main Street.
“Unfortunately, bulling, intimidation, and harassment are problems that some adolescents face every single day,” said Governor Hogan. “I commend all young people in Maryland who are taking a stand against bullying in our schools and communities.”
Robert Griffin III, representing the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation, felt very strongly about this important social issue and took the opportunity at the event to share his experiences and encourage others to stop bullying.
“What good comes from bullying? None whatsoever. So, I encourage kids to seize this opportunity to be a positive example and help rid our schools and communities of this hurtful act,” said Robert Griffin III. “I’ve been a victim of bullying in the past. There’s nothing fun about it. However, what I did learn from those experiences, is once I made my situation heard by an adult it stopped and changed the attitudes of those doing the bullying.”
“Bullying is a social issue with no regard for economics, race or gender,” said Rick Howarth, park president. “We want to raise awareness in our community through this initiative and help our community stop bullying in its tracks. When guests visit Six Flags America during Spring Break they will enjoy all our great rides, watch live shows and hear important messages about how they can make a difference in the lives of others.”
Guests who visit the park during Spring Break will have the opportunity to:
- receive valuable information on how to prevent bullying and where to go for help if they are being bullied;
- make their own personalized pledge against bullying on the “Bullying Stops With Me!” wall on Main Street;
- hear anti-bullying messaging in park shows and live entertainment;
- hear in-park public service announcements with anti-bullying information.
Six Flags America is celebrating the young and young-at-heart with Everyone Pays Kids Price. April 2 through May 22, guests can pay the kids’ price of only $39.99. Plus, for Spring Break only, now through April 12, kids 48” or under get in free with each paid admission.
The park is open through April 12 for Spring Break and then weekends through May 23. The park will be open daily beginning Memorial Day weekend.
Editor’s Note: For more information about the event including b-roll, images and logos please visit the exclusive media portal HERE.