Thunderbird Sasha Glasgow shooting goals for the Sammy D Foundation as Bullying and Violence Prevention Ambassador
15 March 2019 | Media Release, Adelaide, SA
The Sammy D Foundation announced today that Thunderbirds shooting star, Sasha Glasgow, has joined the Foundation as an ambassador to raise awareness of programs that assist children and young people to address bullying and violence.
Commenting on the Foundation’s educational programs, Sasha said “I am excited to be a part of a charity that wants to provide kids with a safe space to teach them about the effects and consequences of bullying, something I wish I had a lot more of growing up to help me through high school.”
General Manager of the Sammy D Foundation Brigid Koenig commented “We are very excited to have Sasha as an ambassador for the Foundation. Her passion to help young people to be the best they can be, makes her a great fit for the work we are doing in schools and sporting clubs to educate young people about the impacts of bullying and violence, and teach them to make safe and positive life choices.”
This announcement coincides with the National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence. As part of her new role Sasha will be taking the opportunity to meet with students from Magill Primary School to talk about their involvement in the Foundation’s 8 week bullying and violence prevention program True Colours. Magill is one of thirty primary schools piloting the program in 2019, thanks to funding from the Department for Education.
Finn Rogan, a 12 year old student from Magill Primary had this to say about the True Colours Program he is currently completing ‘I really enjoyed Neil’s presentation because his story was really compelling. I think it’s important that everyone does as much as they can to prevent bullying and help people who have been bullied. The True Colours program has been really good to do, our group is working on a website which will help people speak up against bullying.’