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Skilz Athletics and Payton’s Promise Partner to Strikeout Bullying

Ken Abner, founder of Skilz Athletics, commits to Payton’s Promise for anti-bullying initiative

Skilz logoMay 20, 2013CHARLOTTE, N.C.Charlotte, North Carolina—Skilz Athletics today announced a partnership with Payton’s Promise Child Abuse Prevention Center to work towards eliminating bullying. The initiative spearheaded by Ken Abner, Skilz Athletics Founder, and Sebastian Jones, Payton’s Promise Board Chair, will focus on tooling students with bullying prevention tactics as well as school supplies and athletic competition opportunities.

The Bully Prevention Book Drive starts on May 20, 2013 with a goal of 1000 book bags stuffed with school supplies. Skilz Athletics Tournament Bowling is also opening up a youth division to encourage young people to get involved with bowling as a means to learn a new sport to compete for scholarship money while keeping busy to stay out of trouble. The first bowling event to include youth bowler is scheduled for August 2013.paytons promise logo vector

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About Skilz Athletics
Founded by Charlotte, North Carolina businessman and semi-professional bowler, Ken Abner, Skilz Athletics is committed to bringing integrity back to the game of bowling. Abner works hard to ensure that the handicap system is not abused.

About Payton’s Promise
On October, 3rd 2012 Payton’s Promise (Child Abuse Prevention Center) was launched and is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) Child Abuse Prevention Center (governed by the TOJ Foundation, Inc.). Payton’s Promise Child Abuse Prevention Center in Mecklenburg and Guilford County exclusively focusing on Child Abuse Prevention with an extracurricular scholarship program (0-19 years old).