Keystone College, Marywood University baseball teams join forces to combat sexual assault

For Abington Journal | April 9th, 2016 12:34 pm

LA PLUME — The Keystone College and Marywood University baseball teams will join together for a cause prior to their Colonial States Athletic Conference game on Friday, April 15 as both teams will take the “It’s On Us” pledge before the first pitch is thrown at Christy Mathewson Field.

Keystone College has joined the “It’s on Us” campaign, which is a pledge aimed at recognizing that nonconsensual sex is sexual assault, identifying situations in which sexual assault may occur, intervening in situations where consent has not or cannot be given and creating an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported.

Keystone’s “It’s On Us” Committee teamed up with the baseball program to coordinate the April 15 event with the Pacers, as players from both squads will take the pledge approximately 15 minutes before the first pitch is thrown at 3 p.m.

Jill Lennon, RN, Coordinator of Health Education and Community Outreach and “It’s On Us, KC” Committee Member, will throw out the first pitch and committee members will be at game to accept pledges.

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Information provided by the Keystone College Sports Information Department.