Supporting Childhelp and Young Athletes
August 06, 2013
Yesterday the Foundation for Global Sports Development descended upon Capitol Hill as participants in Childhelp’s National Day of Hope luncheon in Washington, DC. This annual event brings awareness to the widespread problem of child abuse, and fosters discussions between child advocates and legislators about how America can better protect its children. We are pleased to be the underwriters of Childhelp’s newly developed “Blow the Whistle” program, which is an education initiative designed especially to protect young athletes when they report abuse.
GSD’s founding board members, Dr. Steven Ungerleider and David Ulich were in attendance at the luncheon, along with our newest Champion Ambassador, Esther Lofgren. These three representatives of GSD spent the afternoon learning about all of Childhelp’s projects and the children the projects have helped. Mr. Ulich commented, “Child abuse is a national epidemic, with four children dying each day from neglect or abuse. Childhelp, through its education, prevention, and outreach efforts, is a light at the end of the tunnel. Hearing the stories of abuse victims who have been saved by Childhelp is both sobering and uplifting.” The closer we work with Childhelp, the more we realize how important it is for The Foundation for Global Sports Development to support this outstanding organization.