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Zonta Says No

By David Hirschhorn and Sage Rose in Sports

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Photo by James Simonson

The Fairview and Boulder basketball teams wore orange shirts during the Boulder game to promote Zonta Says No: an organization which promotes speaking out against sexual harassment and violence and provides prevention strategies locally and internationally.

Zonta Says No was founded in 1999, and more than $5.57 million has been provided to support projects in 42 countries around the world. They try to give women their full rights and help fight against sexual trafficking and abuse.

After the girls game concluded and before the boys game started, all players gathered together in a line to support the Zonta Says No mission.

For one month prior to the game, there was a pledge saying that “I Accept This Pledge” and whoever wanted to accept the pledge would sign their name on one of four posters for your grade outside the Senior Lounge. There were roughly 50-100 people who signed their name per grade. The pledge stated that the signee will be aware of the issues and will stand up for any violence against women.

 

At the beginning of the boys basketball game, there was a big program picture of the Boulder Boys and Girls and then Fairview Boys and Girls. While the pictures were being taken, a girl was reading the Zonta Says No Pledge to spread awareness of the topic of Domestic and Sexual Abuse.

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