Arlington, Texas—Texas Rangers players Elvis Andrus, David Murphy, and Michael Young have taped a series of public service announcements designed to encourage students to stop bullying and to be positive influences in school.
The public service announcements were created in August and are currently being distributed to school districts in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex for their use. Murphy and Young taped the messages in English while Andrus filmed a Spanish version.
In addition, the PSA’s will be utilized by the Texas Rangers Foundation and its three keep livin foundation after-school programs at Pinkston High School in Dallas, Sam Houston High School in Arlington, and Diamond Hill-Jarvis High School in Fort Worth. In 2011, the Rangers Foundation and Matthew McConaughey’s just keep livin foundation created the after-school programs to focus on nutrition, exercise and wellness for local students.
The Rangers are encouraging all students 14 years of age and older to make an anti-bullying pledge for this school year at texasrangers.com/stopbullying. All students who make this pledge can download a special full color anti-bullying poster of Elvis Andrus, David Murphy, and Michael Young. Students can also share the pledge with their friends through Facebook and Twitter.
The PSA’s will also be distributed to local media outlets and are available for viewing online at texasrangers.com/stopbullying.