Staff and students from Glasgow Kelvin College were enthusiastic to support the White Ribbon Scotland campaign at the Radisson Red Glasgow Rocks most recent fixture at the Emirates sports arena.
With promo pop-ups and merchandise from White Ribbon Scotland, more than 100 Rocks supporters put their name to the Pledge,
‘Never to commit, condone or remain silent about men’s violence against women.”
The campaign recognises that the majority of men are not violent towards women and it provides a voice for them to actively oppose violence – it is not just a women’s issue but something that affects everyone.
Basketball fans were keen to sign up and a delighted Davy Thomson, Campaign Director for White Ribbon Scotland, said;
“This has been a fantastic evening with over 100 pledges signed by members of Glasgow Rocks and the fans; fathers being role models to their children by speaking up about violence against women and the Rocks being role models to all their fans. Men need to speak about this scourge which affects our society across Scotland and they are realising that they need to contribute to bringing it to an end.
Thank you to all concerned at Glasgow Kelvin College and the Radisson RED Glasgow Rocks for their collaboration with White Ribbon Scotland.”
The College partnership with White Ribbon Scotland goes on from strength to strength and students and staff were also thrilled to be at the game which saw Glasgow Rocks defeat Worcester Wolves by an impressive 89-61 win.
The team are pictured here with Davy Thomson of White Ribbon, student Arriann Louden and Captain Kieron Achara who is signing his name to the Pledge.
Thanks go to the Radisson Red Glasgow Rocks management for their support in helping set up the event.
Fingers crossed for a successful season for the Rocks and an even more exciting year for White Ribbon Scotland in 2019.