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Be Aware, Feel Safer Gun Violence Awarness Campaign P.B.C.S. Group

EVENT BACKGROUNDER Contact: Brittany Fields, Marketing Director P.B.C.S. Group P: 912-355-4833 Be Aware, Feel Safer

“Be Aware, Feel Safer” is an upcoming event brought to Savannah State University (SSU) by the P.B.C.S.

Group. Apart of the group’s Gun Violence Awareness Campaign, “Be Aware, FeelSafer” is a public forum issued to the student-body community at SSU. This gun violence awareness campaign, entitled “Be Aware, Feel Safer”, takes a proactive role in helping students become aware of their on-campus and state gun laws. The campaign will merge with the on-campus organization Tigers On Patrol Program (TOPP) and SSU’s campus Police to inform students of their G.A. state gun laws. The campaign challenges students to become aware of their local gun rights through a test of knowledge in a 2-hour event, on March 19, 2013. The event will allow students to become familiar with their on-campus safety organization, TOPP, and learn more about their on-campus and G.A. state gun laws. At the end of the program, the first 10 knowledgeable students to answer the programs test questions correctly will receive a candy packed goody bag and an exclusive “Be Aware, Feel Safer” campaign poster!

For more information on this event, please contact the P.B.C.S. Group at or visit their website at For information regarding the P.B.C.S. Group,

please contact Ms. Fields at


Savannah State University - 3219 College St. - Savannah, GA 31404 - Cell: 912.355.4831 - Fax: 912.355.4833

Savannah State University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Shannon E. Reno, Public Relations Specialist 3219 College St. Savannah, GA 31404

Backgrounder FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Oct. 23, 2012 Shannon Reno SAAC Public Relations Specialist (678)-799-5266 Charity for-a-Day

Savannah State University’s (SSU) Student-Athlete Advisory Committee founded the community ser

vice event, Charity for-a-Day on November 8, 2008, in hopes of merging its student-athletes to the surrounding community of Savannah. Initially, the event included sole participation with Union Mission Inc. of Savannah, Georgia and then evolved into what it is today, including Inner City Night Shelter, America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, and the Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Beaufort, South Carolina. Currently, Charity for-a-Day invites not only student-athletes to participate in its full day of charity work, but offers open participation to any stu dents and citizens of Savannah who are seeking hours for community service.

In 2008, Charity for-a-Day carried only 5 participating members and gradually grew to an average of

10 by November 5, 2011. Also on November 5, 2011, Union Mission Inc. of Savannah, Georgia rewarded SSU’s SAAC with its annual Commitment to Participation Award for their outstanding work within the shelter. With Charity for-a-Day’s continued success, SSU now funds transportation and lunch for par ticipating members and allows for a total of 15 hours towards community service. ###


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