In 2008, Adelaide teenager Sam Davis went out with his friends to a party on a Saturday night, just like thousands of other teens around Australia. The difference was that Sam was to fall victim of a violent and unprovoked one punch assault that cost him his life.
Sam’s parents Nat Cook and Neil Davis founded the Sammy D Foundation, with the ultimate aim of providing skills to young people in order to prevent such a tragedy from happening in our community again.
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The Sammy D Foundation believes that every young person deserves to be loved, supported and protected. Many need guidance and positive role modelling to equip them with the skills and confidence needed to not only avoid dangerous situations, but to also live healthier, safer and successful lives.
The principal aims of the Sammy D Foundation are to:
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