Courtesy of Middlebury Sports Information
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. - Middlebury's swimming & diving dual meet against Springfield on December 9 served as a Green Dot event. The Panther program is the third Middlebury varsity sport, joining softball and football in becoming an official Green Dot team, each having completed team training sessions.
"This is an exciting event to celebrate the swimming and diving team's work to support Middlebury as a Green Dot campus," said Barbara McCall, Middlebury's Director of Health and Wellness Education. "This is the first co-ed team to become a Green Dot program and we are so proud of the enthusiasm and commitment they have shown to reducing power-based personal violence at Middlebury and to make our campus safer."
In conjunction with the meet happening in the natatorium, Middlebury Green Dot is hosting a table that will have giveaways and information for all of the fans in attendance. The Panthers will be wearing custom Green Dot swimming caps to show their support of and commitment for the program.
"Our teams are such a large group of people, so we are involved in many different areas of campus," said junior Brendan Leech. "This opportunity allows us to help spread Green Dot to different organizations that we are a part of with the hope that we are able to show that everyone can and should be a part of the Green Dot program."
The Green Dot Violence Prevention Strategy is a national program that trains students, faculty, and staff in bystander intervention to help prevent instances of power-based personal violence (PBPV). Please CLICK HERE to learn more about the Middlebury Green Dot program.