Working in partnership with local and national children's organizations, [a3] will utilize the platform of sports to create environments where collegiate and professional athletes can mentor, support and encourage children who have been abused, neglected, abandoned or impoverished.

It is our hope that the [a3] Initiative will start the conversation that sheds light on these heartbreaking epidemics and encourage those who are faced with these circumstances to speak out. We want to empower children to overcome their circumstances, not only by giving them access to the necessary support and counseling, but also the care, confidence and opportunities to move forward in a positive way.

The Athletes Against Abuse Initiative will serve as one of the pillars for U-Sports Group's basketball events platform. Working in concert with U-Sports Group, the [a3] Initiative will begin to blur the lines between sport and service, inspiring athletes to use their ability, notoriety and influence to empower and improve the lives of those around them. [a3] will utilize U-Sports Group's inventory of events to get collegiate programs involved and bring awareness to child abuse nationally. We truly believe that this campaign and associated activities will greatly impact the lives of abused children and be a rewarding experience for the collegiate student-athletes and universities.

If you have any questions or would like to get involved with Athletes Against Abuse, please contact us. You can also help support the Athletes Against Abuse Initiative by making a tax-deductible donation!