Free Ray Rice Anti-Bullying Event at Merriweather

Ray Rice brings his "Ray of Hope" message to Merriweather on July 13th. The event promises to motivate students to think differently about bullying is open to the public and free of charge.

Looking for an event to make you well and wise?

You are cordially invited to attend the July 13 “A Ray of Hope” pro-kindness, anti-bullying, teen suicide outreach at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia Maryland.

This is the second anti-bullying event that Ray Rice, a running back for the Baltimore Ravens, has hosted in the community. (The first event was at Howard High School in April). Ray Rice is hoping to fill the house with a capacity crowd. (The Pavilion holds 20,000 people!)

Mr. Rice will be joined by Teen Truth Live at the July 13th event. Teen Truth Live is an award winning program featuring an interactive multi-media assembly experience which will teach students to identify the different forms of bullying, understand how bullying can lead to serious consequences, and motivate students to stop bullying from happening in their school. The motivational presentation will air a student-created 22-minute film. The award-winning film, Teen Truth: Bully, is an explosive film that according to the website, “forces its audience to think differently about bullying and school violence, telling the truth, and the impact we have on each other every day.” The film has been viewed by over 1.7 million people thus far. The entire presentation will challenge students to think about how their actions and reactions impact the lives of those around them. Although the event is open to all children and adults and will use humor and storytelling, the program contains content that may not be suitable for all viewers and parental discretion is strongly advised for children under 13. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for admittance to the event.

The event is free and open to the public regardless of where you live. No tickets are required for entry but please RSVP by visiting Ray Rice’s website at www.RayRice27.com and click on the event information in righthand column. An accurate headcount is needed to provide appropriate accommodations. For more information you can also visit Ray Rice’s facebook page.

Doors will open at 6pm. There will be music and entertainment prior to the program and chances to win prizes. There will be many community oriented vendor booths to visit. The program begins at 7pm and is expected to last one and one-half hours.

Attendees are asked to bring non-perishable food items to donate to the local food bank. Donations are appreciated but are not required for admission.


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