Purple Out! at Appleton East Football Game Against Kimberly on Friday, October 13 at 7 PM

Teams unite to raise awareness during Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Contact: Jenny Krikava
Title: Development and Marketing Manager
Phone: 920-955-9119
Email: jenny.krikava@harborhousewi.org

Purple Out! at Appleton East Football Game Against Kimberly on Friday, October 13 at 7 PM

Teams unite to raise awareness during Domestic Violence Awareness Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 13th, 2017

Appleton East Football is supporting Domestic Violence Awareness Month during the month of October by hosting a Purple Out at their game against Kimberly on Friday, October 13 at 7:00 p.m. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.

Players and coaches from both teams will be wearing purple and students are being asked to put aside their school colors and wear purple to the game to support survivors and bring awareness to the issue of domestic abuse.

“It is time that we all recognize, acknowledge, and act against domestic violence. Supporting Harbor House and its mission can be your first step in ending this epidemic and moving our community forward, “emphasized Appleton East Football Coach, Pat Schwanke.

“We are so grateful to the Appleton East Football coaches and players for taking this opportunity to raise awareness of this important issue that affects so many in our community. To see both teams come together for this event and take a stand against domestic abuse sends an important message to their peers and the community,” said Jenny Krikava, Development and Marketing Manager at Harbor House Domestic Abuse Programs.

Representatives from Harbor House Domestic Abuse Programs will be present near the entrance to the football field with purple ribbons and information about their services. Donations to Harbor House will also be accepted. Thanks to a generous donation from an anonymous family, all funds raised during the game will be matched up to $2,500.

Appleton East High School is located at 2121 E. Emmers Drive.

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About Harbor House

Since 1984, Harbor House has been the singular organization in the community committed to understanding the breadth of domestic abuse, and the evolving needs of the individuals and families who experience domestic abuse. Harbor House continues to lead a community-wide partnership – including areas throughout Outagamie and Calumet Counties - in the prevention of domestic abuse, and offers safety and support to diverse families in crisis. Each year the organization serves more than 1,600 children and adults.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Jenny Krikava at 920-955-9119 or email Jenny at jenny.krikava@harborhousewi.org.