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Olympian joins Don’t Look Away campaign

Gold medal gymnast Jordyn Wieber has teamed with Mary Kay to support the “Don’t Look Away” campaign. By texting “love is” to 77054, teens can get information and support from a trained peer advocate.

“I feel very strongly about because I have two sisters of my own. And I have fans and friends and teammates. So if I can prevent even one person from having to go through this, then I would love to do that,” Wieber said.

Click here to read the article by Greg Bowman.

(Photo by EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/GettyImages)

AcaciaWater Wars for DASH

We’re so happy to thank Greg Stofko and his fraternity brothers of Acacia International Fraternity of Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) for their generous donation of $120 raised during their AcaciaWater Wars event!  Several fraternities and sororities participated and from the photos below, it looks like everyone had a great time!

As Greg stated on the Acacia website:

Today [May 5, 2013] we just had our first-ever AcaciaWater Wars philanthropy event, and may I just say it went amazing! All the money that was raised will be going to the non-profit organization, D.A.S.H. (Dating Abuse Stops Here). The pictures of the event will be uploaded as soon as possible. We also would like to say thank you to all the IUP Greek fraternities and sororities that participated. Can’t wait till the next AcaciaWater Wars!!!

Greg has been a huge supporter of DASH with his DASH4IUP website https://sites.google.com/site/dash4iup/ to educate students about the dangers of teen dating abuse.

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Golf Tourney a rousing success

A HUGE DASH thank you to all our golfers, especially Larry Butler who organized the tournament and our hosts, Virginia Oaks Golf Club. It was a terrific day to be out on the links. We raised $1,390 through the generosity of the players!

Thank you as well to the following for their donations to our raffle:
DASH Angel – Joe O’Gorman for the Redskins tickets!
Dogfish Head Alehouse
Reston National Golf Course
Heritage Hunt Golf and Country Club
1757 Club
Bob Evans
Bow Tie Cinemas
Bonefish Grill



Attention Golfers! Golf Tourney to benefit DASH

Attention golfers! Want to spend a great morning on the links and help DASH at the same time? Time is running out, so get your team together! A generous DASH angel has donated Redskins tickets, so we can have a raffle during the tourney! If you have a prize or gift certificate to donate contact us at admin4dash@verizon.net.

Our dear friend Larry Butler is organizing his annual Spring golf tournament to benefit DASH!

Friday, May 31, 2013

RSVP with your team members by MAY 17, 2013 to lbutler@reston.org or h2osully@cox.net

Virginia Oaks Golf Club

7950 Virginia Oaks Dr,  Gainesville, VA 20155


Scramble Format – Modified Calloway Butler Scoring (don’t ask)

Cost: $80 – $50 for golf, cart and lunch afterwards (you pay the course when you get there.) $20 for DASH donation (cash or check), $10 bets (cash)

Registration at 7:30 am, Shotgun start at 8:30 am

Please Do Not Be Late

RSVP with your team members by MAY 17, 2013 to lbutler@reston.org or h2osully@cox.net