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Clark Haggans Champions Fight Against Child Abuse
August 11, 2012
NFL Veteran Clark Haggans joins Spirit Pen Promotions in their campaign against child abuse. The Black Out Child Abuse Campaign is a non-profit, 501(c)3 foundation, targeted at bringing more awareness to the epidemic of child abuse in the United States. CEO of Spirit Pen Promotions - Joe Swantack, their Director of Operations - Bob Fitzgerald, and the Head of Public Relations - Sean Carey, developed the idea for the campaign while working on another event.
Since that time several athletes have expressed interest in joining the campaign. This week Clark Haggans became the first NFL athlete to officially join the cause. He joins Liz Gorman of the LFL and the Tampa Breeze as official spokespeople. Mr. Haggans has been reported as being very enthusiastic about the cause. With several upcoming events fans and athletes are asked to join together and wear Spirit Pen’s Black Out Athletic Eye Black to show their unified support.
This cause is drawing the attention of professional athletes across the country. The ultimate goal is for children to be able to turn on any sporting event and feel empowered at the site of countless fans and athletes showing their support.
Mr. Haggans reportedly agreed to join the cause quickly and enthusiastically. Sources close to Mr. Haggans stated he intends to wear the Blackout at the Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio this evening. The Arizona Cardinals will be facing the New Orleans Saints. It will be interesting to see how many fans and players join the cause today.
I encourage everyone who attends or watches sporting events across the country, regardless of the sport, to show their unified support for this important cause by placing "BLACK OUT" Athlete Eye Black under both eyes (like pro athletes do), to symbolize your support of this simple, yet necessary campaign to defeat child abuse” explained Mr. Haggans
Liz Gorman of the LFL Tampa Breeze was the first athlete to join the cause and has been active at events. Her work with children is inspiring showing she is much more than just a pretty face. In the coming months the Black Out Child Abuse Campaign expresses their excitement at seeing Miss Gorman and Mr. Haggans working together to grow the cause and help protect America’s youth. These two athletes are shining examples of what role models should be.