Working in partnership with local and national children's organizations, [a3] will utilize the platform of sports to create environments where collegiate and professional athletes can mentor, support and encourage children who have experienced abuse.

It is our hope that the [a3] Initiative will start the conversation that sheds light on this heartbreaking epidemic and encourages those who have experienced abuse to speak out. We want to empower children to overcome abuse, not only by giving them access to the necessary support and counseling, but also the care, confidence and opportunities to move forward in a positive way.

The Athletes Against Abuse Initiative will serve as one of the pillars for The Battleground 2k Series. Working in concert with U-Sports Group, the [a3] Initiative will begin to blur the lines between sport and service, inspiring athletes to use their ability, notoriety and influence to empower and improve the lives of those around them. [a3] will utilize the basketball platform of The Battleground 2k to get each of the college programs involved and bring awareness to child abuse nationally. We truly believe that this campaign and associated activities will greatly impact the lives of abused children and be an unbelievably rewarding experience for the collegiate student-athletes and Universities.

If you have any questions or would like to get involved or support Athletes Against Abuse, please contact us.

You can help support the Athletes Against Abuse Initiative by making a pledge for every point that your favorite team scores during The Battleground 2k19 or by making a tax-deductible donation!

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