No Bully was thrilled to be back at the X Games for the third year in a row representing our bullying prevention program called Shred Hate which was created by ESPN, and is supported by the X Games and Major League Baseball. The highlight of these events is always interacting with the students that have gone through our Shred Hate program. The ultimate goal of Shred Hate is to decrease bullying incidents in schools by igniting the compassion of youth. We come back here year after year to celebrate these youth and their commitment to creating kinder communities and to commend them for a job well done.
Our first stop was to visit Basalt High School and Middle School in CO. Shred Hate hosted assemblies at both locations where you could just feel the kids excitement! Hannah Rad, a DJ and Radio Host, was the emcee for both events and did a phenomenal job engaging the students and even relating on a personal note about how challenging adolescence can be, telling her story of coming out in the LGBTQ community.
Later we hosted a booth at X games where over 200 students came to grab their gear which included bags with hats, Shred Hate gloves, patches, and an X Games poster. They then headed off to our signature Shred Hate Kids’ Day at Buttermilk Mountain where they received optimal viewing of the X games, lunch, and were visited by Gus Kenworthy and Hannah Rad. They shared their experiences with bullying and talked more about our Shred hate program. The kids left the games feeling motivated and inspired, while we left with a reminder of why the work we do is so important and with tons of gratitude for our amazing partners.