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MLB, ESPN Expand Shred Hate Bullying Prevention Program To Three Markets

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 21 / 17

MLB has aligned with longtime media rights partner ESPN to expand the Shred Hate bullying prevention program. First introduced earlier this year along with ESPN’s X Games, Shred Hate will be deployed in schools in Chicago, DC and Minneapolis, also site of the ’18 X Games, and later expan...

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