STOMP Out Bullying Named a FOX Sports Supports 2013 Charity Partner

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Launches public service campaign featuring top celebrity athletes.

STOMP Out Bullying™ the leading national anti-bullying and cyberbullying organization for kids and teens in the U.S., is proud to be chosen by FOX Sports Supports as a 2013 - 2014 charity partner. FOX Sports Supports, the FOX Sports Media Group's charitable initiative, invited employees to vote for their top charities in different categories and selected STOMP Out Bullying in the prestigious educational category.

With a commitment of maximizing exposure for STOMP Out Bullying while increasing awareness and providing information about the issue, FOX Sports Supports has created public service announcements for the charity featuring top celebrity athletes, including Michael Strahan and Howie Long. Local students and STOMP Out Bullying teen ambassadors participated in filming of the PSAs, which will air on FOX in March. The PSAs will also air across all News Corporation channels, including FOX Sports 1, which launches in August.

On being bullied as a kid, NFL superstar Michael Strahan explained, “Look at the gap in my teeth—do you think this was easy to grow up with?”

Ross Ellis, Founder and CEO of STOMP Out Bullying said, “We are honored to be recognized by FOX Sports and are grateful for their support in spreading our message about the dangers and prevalence of bullying.”    

STOMP Out Bullying™ is the leading national anti-bullying and cyber-bullying organization for kids and teens in the U.S. Created in 2005, STOMP Out Bullying™ focuses on reducing and preventing bullying, cyber-bullying, sexting and other digital abuse, educating against homophobia, racism and hatred, decreasing school absenteeism, and deterring violence in schools, online and in communities across the country. It teaches effective solutions on how to respond to all forms of bullying; as well as educating kids and teens in school and online, providing help for those in need and at risk of suicide, raising awareness, peer mentoring programs in schools, public service announcements by noted celebrities, and social media campaigns. Find us at STOMPOutBullying.org, Facebook.com/STOMPOutBullying and Twitter.com/STOMPOutBullyng.

About FOX Sports Media Group
FOX Sports Media Group (FSMG) is the umbrella entity representing News Corporation’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, FSMG includes ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing partnerships. FSMG includes FOX Sports, the sports television arm of the FOX Broadcasting Company; FOX Sports 1; Fox’s 22 regional sports networks, their affiliated regional web sites and FSN national programming; FOX Soccer, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2Go; FUEL TV; FOX Deportes and FOX College Sports. In addition, FSMG also encompasses FOX Sports Digital, which includes FOXSports.com on MSN, FOX Sports GO, Whatifsports.com, FOXSportsNext.com and Yardbarker.com. Also included in the Group are Fox’s interests in joint-venture businesses Big Ten Network, BTN 2Go and STATS, LLC, as well as licensing agreements that establish the FOX Sports Radio Network and FOX Sports Skybox restaurants.

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