Tuesday, September 4, 2012
TV Network will award Ford with the Characters Unite Award.
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Tuesday, September 4, 2012
USA Network has selected former Fenton resident and anti-bullying speaker Gabrielle Ford as a 2012 recipient of the Characters Unite Award. "Congratulations to this year's Characters Unite Award winners who deserve to be recognized for their tireless work in fighting hate and discrimination and promoting acceptance in their communities," said Bridget Baker, President, NBC Universal TV Networks Distribution in a press release. This summer, each Characters Unite Award honoree will be acknowledged during a hometown award ceremony and will receive a $5,000 grant from USA Network and participating local MVPDs to support his/her project or related nonprofit organization. Additionally, honorees will be featured on-air in a PSA and online at …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Former Fenton resident invited to game against Atlanta Braves by Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez.
Former Fenton resident Gabe Ford has been working on her pitching arm. She doesn't plan on abandoning speaking out against bullying to make a run at the majors, but she is scheduled to throw out the first pitch at the Washington Nationals game on Friday. When Ford moved to Viera, FL in March, she happened to move into the same complex that Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez lives in during spring training. Gonzalez met Ford and became inspired by her story of overcoming a degenerative neuro-muscular disorder and speaking out against bullying across the country. He invited Ford to Washington D.C. to throw out the first pitch of Friday's game against the Atlanta Braves and stand alongside him as the team makes an announcement about …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Hartland Middle School is in first year of implementing Sprigeo for reporting bullying concerns at school.
Fenton has fought bullying through the Trust Theater Ensemble performance of the Bullycide Project and Community Parent's 'Chasing Bullying And Depression' Program. Fenton's Gabe Ford has toured the country speaking of bullying prevention. Hartland Middle School has taken that anti-bullying message and installed it in the classroom. Teaching kids to speak out and speak up against bullying tactics is an issue for most parents and school staff. Now, with the help of a new online reporting system, students are encouraged to voice their concerns from the safety of their own computers. Sprigeo, an online website designed for students to send their bullying concerns through messages to school officials, is in its first year at Hartland Middle …