Hillsboro, OR (March 27, 2014) - The Hillsboro Hops (@HillsboroHops) and their mascot Barley (@BarleytheHop) are leading an anti-bullying campaign in Hillsboro schools the team announced today. The program, titled, "Strike Out Bullying" with the tag line "I stand with Barley against Bullying" will launch this spring.
Currently there are 10 Hillsboro schools totaling over 5,000 students that have signed up to host anti-bullying assemblies with Barley. All students participating in the assemblies will receive a free ticket to a Hops game and a bumper sticker that says, "I Stand with Barley Against Bullying".
The Hillsboro Hops will hold four anti-bullying games this summer (6/23, 7/14, 7/29, 8/20) and students participating in the "Strike Out Bullying" campaign will receive free tickets to one of the four games.
All students will have a chance to nominate an "All-Star" student - fellow students who stand up to a bully or perform an act of kindness. The Hops will collect "All-Star" nominations for each grade and will honor the recipients on the field at a Hops home game this season.
To register your school for a "Strike Out Bullying" campaign with Barley, call the Hillsboro Hops office at 503-640-0887 or email Ariel Wagner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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