Saturday, December 27, 2014

Phillies record anti-bullying "It Gets Better" message

Phillies Chase Utley, Roy Halladay, Hunter Pence, John Mayberry, Jr. and Michael Stutes recorded an anti-bullying message as part of the "It Gets Better" campaign.

Phillies record anti-bullying "It Gets Better" message

Phillies Chase Utley, Roy Halladay, Hunter Pence, John Mayberry, Jr. and Michael Stutes recorded an anti-bullying message as part of the "It Gets Better" campaign which popped up in response to anti-gay bullying that has been tied to a rash of recent LGBT teen suicides.

Phillies spokeswoman Bonnie Clark says the team's involvement with the project came to fruition based on the Giant's participation. "We thought it was a worthwhile cause," Clark said.

Howard University graduate student and lifetime Phils fan Jerome Hunt started a petition and media campaign several months ago on Change.org to get the Phillies to record an "It Gets Better" message. Clark says the team was already in discussions with the project manager at It Gets Better before the petition was brought to the team's attention.

Whether he inspired this or not, Hunt should still be proud...

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