NFL Partners with Violence Prevention Organization A CALL TO MEN to Train Washington, DC-Area Coaches to Build Young Men of Character and Prevent Violence against Women

A CALL TO COACHES features the NFL’s Troy Vincent, former Washington
Redskins players James Thrash and Eddie Mason, local coaching legend
Bill McGregor, NFL Vice President of Wellness and Clinical Services
Dwight Hollier, and Neil Irvin, executive director of Men Can Stop Rape

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Registration is open for A CALL TO COACHES, a FREE educational training
event where coaches are empowered to build young men of character, to
promote healthy, respectful manhood, and to decrease violence and
discrimination against women and girls.

   

WHO:

A CALL TO COACHES – Washington, DC, will feature:

TROY VINCENT, executive vice president of NFL football
operations and a former player for the Washington Redskins,
speaking on how sports helped him overcome domestic violence as a
child and inspired his commitment to use sports to build young men
of character today.

Former Washington Redskins players JAMES THRASH and EDDIE
MASON
, and NEIL IRVIN, executive director of Men Can
Stop Rape, speaking about the importance of engaging men in the
development of boys, and sharing personal stories of men who
played a critical role in their development and impacted their
lives.

COACH BILL McGREGOR, 2004 NFL High School Coach of the
Year, local legend, and head coach of the famous DeMatha Catholic
High School in Hyattsville, Maryland, speaking with the NFL’s Vice
President of Wellness and Clinical Services DWIGHT HOLLIER,
on how to maximize your impact as a coach on and off the field.

TONY PORTER, co-founder of A CALL TO MEN and international
leader on issues of masculinity, male socialization and its
intersection with violence, and preventing violence against all
women and girls, conducting the educational training portion of
the program.

 

WHAT:

A CALL TO COACHES is designed for coaches, athletic directors,
educators, school administrators, mentors, fathers, faith leaders,
youth workers or any concerned man. Attendees will be educated on
and given A CALL TO MEN’s proprietary LIVERESPECT Coaching
Healthy & Respectful Manhood Curriculum. It promotes healthy,
respectful manhood; decreases language and actions that degrade
women, girls and other marginalized groups; challenges harmful
cultural and social norms; and decreases instances of bullying and
homophobia. A CALL TO COACHES is a national initiative of A CALL
TO MEN in partnership with the NFL. Visit http://www.acalltomen.org/news/ACallToCoaches
for additional dates and locations.

 

WHEN:

May 16, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Highlights include:

9:45 a.m. Keynote with Troy Vincent, Executive Vice President, NFL Operations
10:15 a.m. Tony Porter, Co-Founder, A CALL TO MEN
11:00 a.m.

Bill McGregor, 2004 NFL High School Coach of the Year and Dwight
Hollier, Vice President of Wellness and Clinical Services, NFL

11:20 a.m.

Roundtable featuring Eddie Mason, NFL Life Transition Coach and
former NFL player; James Thrash, former NFL player; Rahman Branch,
executive director, Office on African-American Affairs,
Washington, D.C.; Neil Irvin, executive director, Men Can Stop Rape

 

WHERE:

Sheraton Tysons Hotel
8661 Leesburg Pike
Tysons, VA 22182
 

RSVP:

MEDIA REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Anna Marie Johnson Teague, Vice President, Communications, A CALL TO
MEN

annamarie@acalltomen.org
or 713.858.5423

 

ABOUT A CALL TO MEN

A CALL TO MEN educates men all over the world on healthy, respectful
manhood. Embracing and promoting a healthy, respectful manhood prevents
violence against women, sexual assault and harassment, bullying and many
other social ills. A CALL TO MEN is a violence prevention organization
and respected leader on issues of masculinity, male socialization and
its intersection with violence, and preventing violence against all
women and girls. For more information, visit www.acalltomen.org.
Follow A CALL TO MEN on Facebook and Twitter @acalltomen.

Contacts

A CALL TO MEN
Anna Marie Johnson Teague, 713.858.5423
Vice
President, Communications
annamarie@acalltomen.org