BOSTON - This Friday, April 13th, the Emerson Women's Softball Team will be hosting their second annual Sexual Assault Awareness Game. The idea and process was started last year by senior Jillian Gearin, who is quoted below on how the idea came about.
"Last year the Emerson Softball team held their first Sexual Assault Awareness game. The idea first came to me during my Sports Reporting class in the Fall 2016. We were talking about athletes using their platforms for social justice, such as NFL players taking a knee during the National Anthem. I realized I had a small platform through the softball team to help start the conversation to end stigma around sexual assault. Last year, we had a great turn out and people were wearing teal pins in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This year, we want to do more and raise money for RAINN, the largest anti-sexual assault organization in the country. Our goal is to raise $2,500."