Wenatchee Wild hosts anti-bullying event for area teens

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January 10, 2013

Wenatchee, WA – The Wenatchee Wild hockey will host country music star, Matt Kennon and Inspirational speaker, Troy McClain in area schools on January 17th and 18th. Kennon will show his “Stop the Bull” video and perform an anti-bullying concert on Friday, January 18 at 6:00 p.m. prior to the Wenatchee Wild puck drop at 7:05 p.m.

The Wenatchee Wild has been known to support many local community organizations and benefits in the past five seasons throughout North Central Washington. Recently, the team management learned of the need to heighten the awareness about anti-bullying in the local schools. Their concern for youth in the community and building character lead them to the decision to use their connections to contact Country Music star, Matt Kennon and Troy McClain, from ‘The Apprentice’.  Kennon and McClain have teamed to reach out to students to help produce a video, “Stop the Bull” in schools nationwide. The duo will present information and perform at numerous local middle schools throughout Chelan and Douglas counties next week.

The Wenatchee Wild works with hundreds of youth from ages 12-20 years of age from around the United States and Canada each season. “Creating excellent character off the ice is important,” states Bill Stewart, co-owner & President of the Wenatchee Wild. “We train to be aggressive on the ice. Being aggressive in a sport is different than bullying someone for who they are as a person,” adds Stewart. The Wild support the schools and local leaders in their actions to further the anti-bullying campaign.

In addition to the school assemblies, which the Wenatchee Wild will sponsor along with Yahoo, Guns N Hoses, Pepsi and Columbia Valley Community Health, the Wild will feature Matt Kennon in concert on Friday, January 18 prior to the game. The first 1000 students will receive a FREE “Stop the Bull” t-shirt courtesy of Columbia Valley Community Health and the Wenatchee Wild. All students receive $10 tickets for the concert and the game. For more information and tickets, call 509.888.7825.

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