PROVIDENCE, R.I. – In an ongoing effort to give back to the community through several outreach initiatives, the Brown men's soccer program recently participated in the annual Kick Butts Day, a nationally recognized day for youth to stand up, speak out, and seize control against big tobacco.
"The team is always looking for ways that we can positively impact our community and give back to the people that support us," said Brown head coach Patrick Laughlin. "Kick Butts Day is a great event to fight against tobacco use, and promote prevention. We are honored to be a part of a good cause and will be happy to continue our support of the community in every way we can."
The Brown men's soccer program visited the Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School in Providence, where the players participated in several facets of the national campaign, including the official rally day on Thursday, March 20, focused on anti-smoking education. In addition, select members of the team participated in two classroom sessions, where they interacted with the students through educational tests and games in an effort to promote a healthy lifestyle.
About Kick Butts Day
Kick Butts Day is organized by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and sponsored by the United Health Foundation. The first Kick Butts Day was held in 1996. On Kick Butts Day, teachers, youth leaders and health advocates organize events to: raise awareness of the problem of tobacco use in their state or community; encourage youth to reject the tobacco industry's deceptive marketing and stay tobacco-free; and urge elected officials to take action to protect kids from tobacco.