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Professional riders put an X through bullying

X Games riders visited Springfield High School Monday to share their "No Place for Hate," message. During the presentation, the riders showed students bullying statistics.

Posted: Jan 29, 2018 5:58 PM
Updated: Jan 30, 2018 9:16 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- Professional riders with the Action Sports Association visited Springfield High School to share their "No Place for Hate" message. 
On Jan. 29th, five of the world's top X-Games competitors performed stunts and tricks while showing the students statistics about bullying. According to the Department of Education, more than 20 percent of students in sixth through twelfth grades have reported being a victim of bullying.

"It shows to me that they really do care about us, they want us to succeed, they want the best for us a students and as people and want us to grow and strive," said Otto Buchmann, a sophomore.

The ASA High School Tour visits schools around the country to present a powerfull anti-bullying assembly by using the "coolness" of action sports. 

"We're just trying to show kids that if you support each other and you get behind each other, push each other, you can do something amazing," said Dane Beardsly, ASA Rider.

The tour has visited more than 1,500 schools in the past 17 years.

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