Friday, March 15th, 2013 at 1:01 pm  |  8 responses

Damian Lillard Takes Stand in New Anti-Bullying Campaign

Dame Lillard is starring in a new anti-bullying ad campaign, “RESPECT, Pass It On” that asks people to pledge they will show respect to others. The campaign kicked off Monday with a 30-second ad featuring kids from the Portland non-profit group Friends of the Children. More from the NBA:

Lillard has taken lead along with team in an Anti-Bullying campaign “RESPECT, Pass It On.” that encourages everyone to stand up for the rights of others and formally pledge to show respect for all people. Lillard said, “I’ve lived in three completely different communities and have seen bullying firsthand. If I can make a difference and help kids be more aware of their actions, that’s a big deal for me. I want to be a part of that.” Damian has a personal tie to this initiative and wants to spread the word.

The PSA directs viewers to the website trailblazers.com/respect, where the visitors can take the pledge digitally by using their Facebook account, or by printing and signing a paper copy of the pledge. More than 4,000 people have formally agreed to stand up against bullying in the first 10 days of the campaign. Pledges have come from more than 20 U.S. states and four countries. Additionally, nearly 300 Respect wristbands have been sold in the Trail Blazers Fan Shop.

Today, Lillard will take his campaign to a Portland’s local Parkrose Middle School for a school assembly to promote the Respect Pledge and support the anti-bullying campaign, which has seen widespread success since its original announcement.

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  • spit hot fiyah

    props to lillard for this, for real. bullying is a much bigger problem than most of us realize. not prous at all that i took an active part in it growing up.

  • Max

    You asshole!

  • Jensen Carp

    I see what you did there. lol

    but Damian seems like such a genuinely good person. I’m really happy for his success.

  • bike

    Lillard is also offering a free clinic to all kids that pledge that will teach them how to kick the living sh*t out of anyone who bullies them

  • Redd

    So is the issue for people with mental/physical disabilities.

    Lillard is good dude, like Jensen said he just looks like a great person.

  • initbruv

    If Damian cares about this so much why did he bully the Knicks so bad the other night?

  • http://www.facebook.com/candy.holmes.524 Candy Holmes

    That’s great to have a campaign like that to help victims not be bullied anymore. Yet, we also need a personal gadget to help and back us up. I have found a safety service that is really dependable. Using a safety app, you just have to press the panic button and there you can get help from their service. You may check this out to find it out: http://www.SafeKidZone.com/

  • Bebe_Jane

    I have a teenager; she’s 11years old when she joined facebook. She accepted all the friend requests she received even though she doesn’t know the person. She ended up meeting at least one of these strangers (we learned about it after it happened). I talked with her and she understood the problem and agreed that I monitor her facebook account but doing that manually, searching among her things is very time consuming and I feel that it violates her privacy. Is there any simple solution to know only about problems when they happen?