Help End Bullying

CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal)  Be a buddy, not a bully.Sheila King Goodwin and Tony Pettaway from the Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover Foundation told us about a week of anti-bullying events.

About Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover:

On April 6, 2009, Sirdeaner Walker found her 11-year-old son, Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover, hanging by an extension cord on the second floor of her Springfield, MA home. Carl was an outgoing sixth-grade student and had been taunted and threatened by classmates for weeks before his death. He was an excellent student athlete and was active in numerous extracurricular activities. He was enrolled in the Quest Program at Elms College, the WEB Dubois Saturday Academy, and was a member of Boy Scout Troop #35.  Carl embodied the true spirit of Boy Scout – always willing to help and always willing to serve.  He also played football for 5A Raiders and was a member of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center Basketball Team.  A member of Celestial Praise Church of God, Carl participated in many church recitals and programs.

Anti-Bullying Proclamation & Flag Raising Ceremony
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
10:45 am
City Hall Steps
36 Court Street
Springfield, MA

Painting With a Purpose Party
Thursday, September 11, 2014
6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Painting With A Twist
448 N. Main Street,
East Longmeadow, MA

5th Annual Anti-Bullying Back-to-School 5K/2K
Saturday, September 13, 2014
8:00 am Registration-9:00 am Start Time
CYR Arena Forest Park
Springfield, MA

Six Flags Anti-Bullying Day
Sunday, September 14, 2014
10:30 am-4:30 pm
Six Flags New England
Route 159, 1623 Main Street
Agawam, MA

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