Media Advisory/Photo op: UB Bulls football coach and team members will pledge their support of the ‘Clothesline Project’ in the form of handprints
Release Date: April 8, 2013
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- University at Buffalo head football coach Jeff Quinn and members of the UB Bulls football team will pledge their support for women at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, in UB Stadium by placing their handprints on a sheet that will be hung in the UB Student Union as part of the “Clothesline Project.”
The “Clothesline Project” is a visual display that bears witness to violence against women by hanging T-shirts decorated to represent women’s individual experiences on a clothesline that is on display to the public.
Men who support the women involved in the project are encouraged to place their handprints on sheets demonstrating that their hands will never hurt a woman.
Quinn wants his players to treat individuals with respect, especially women.
"I have placed an emphasis on our players to be other-centered. The four Bulls' commandments in our locker room are what we carry every day and that's part of who we are. That's don't lie, don't cheat, don't steal and treat women with respect,” Quinn said. “I tell our players all the time to keep quiet and do your job and good things will happen to you. Keep your hands off of people and that's what I want our players to understand. I want them to be tough gentlemen."
Who: Head coach Jeff Quinn and members of the UB Bulls football team
What: The Bull will put their handprints on sheets
When: Tuesday, April 9, at 5 p.m., immediately after spring football practice
Where: On the UB Stadium field
Why: To pledge their willingness to treat women with respect and to support the women involved in the “Clothesline Project”
For more information, call or email Sara R. Saldi in the Office of University Communications at 716-645-4593 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or on site, 716-597-8434.