The Greater Metro Conference will hold its 1st Annual Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Night on Jan. 25 to support Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s Child Abuse Prevention Programs.
Sixteen GMC teams will be competing that night in boys and girls basketball at eight GMC locations. Boys games will be at Brookfield Central, Brookfield East, Marquette University High School and West Allis Central.
Girls games are at Menomonee Falls, Wauwatosa East, Sussex Hamilton and West Allis Nathan Hale.
All eight host sites will distribute literature, and all athletes will be wearing “blue ribbons for kids” temporary tattoos to create awareness and combat the national and local epidemic of child abuse.
The Wauwatosa East High baseball team will also hold a 50/50 raffle that evening at the East girls' basketball game with funds going to Children's Hospital.
Too frequently in our society there are news reports detailing the tragedy of emotional, physical or sexual abuse of children or neglect of a child. In Milwaukee and Waukesha counties alone, well over 400 kids are abused each month.
The Greater Metro Conference’s goal is to create awareness and give any person, student or adult the courage to come forward if affected by the damaging effects of child abuse.