By Mike Leslie, Sports Anchor/Digital Journalist - email
Wednesday's Charlotte Bobcats preseason game was just as ho-hum as any preseason NBA game. The Bobcats won easily over an undermanned Philadelphia 76ers team, 110-84.
But the bigger focus was off the floor, where more than 15,000 middle school students packed into Time Warner Cable Arena, for the Bobcats' "Cool School" event. The focus of the event was an anti-bullying campaign.
“Bullying has been around forever," Bobcats President & COO Fred Whitfield said Wednesday. "But I think, you know, when you have kids that unfortunately lose their lives, or take their own lives, because they’ve been bullied – it really, sorta, takes the focus off the good things that kids should be thinking about as they grow up – their education, you know, playing sports, staying drug free.”
Sandie Brundin, Principal at West Stanley Middle School, says they want to get one clear message cross to their students.
"We’re trying to teach our students that everyone is special.That everyone is important. And everyone is unique. And all of those special characteristics that the students have, is what makes them special and important.”
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