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We collaborate with athletes and professional sports teams to elevate our work being done in communities and amplify our work nationally. Our Athletic Council is composed of athletes across all major sports leagues. We regularly engage these coalitions with survivors and community violence interruption organizations by inviting them to attend volunteer events to highlight the work being done.

My Cause My Cleats

Players of the National Football League choose a cause to support each year with #MyCauseMyCleats. In 2022, Jake Elliott, Shaun Bradley, Haason Reddick, Rasul Douglas, Darrick Forrest, De’Jon (Scoota) Harris, Brian Robinson Jr., Diontae Spencer, Larrell Murchison, Tyrie Cleveland, Martin Emerson Jr., and Sam Williams (shown above) all chose to support Everytown and showcase gun violence prevention on their cleats.

WNBA Players on Secure Gun Storage

The WNBPA partnered with Be SMART to bring a critical message to parents. The PSA included current and former WNBA players: Rebecca Lobo, Napheesa Collier, Layshia Clarendon, Cheyenne Parker, and Jayne Appel Marinelli.

Summer Leadership Academy Visits the Los Angeles Rams

Students Demand Action volunteers pose for a photo with Rams players in the Rams' locker room at SoFi Stadium

The Los Angeles Rams hosted Students Demand Action volunteers at SoFi Stadium to discuss gun violence prevention as part of Impact Day, an event to close out the 2022 Los Angeles Summer Leadership Academy.

The San Francisco 49ers Training Camp

Moms Demand Action volunteers pose for a photo with a San Francisco 49ers banner

The San Francisco 49ers invited Moms Demand Action volunteers to their special Community Day at their 2022 Training Camp. Volunteers spent time meeting with other community groups and enjoyed the day together.

Diontae Spencer Youth Football Camp

During Diontae Spencer Youth Football Camp, BeSMART volunteers gave campers’ parents and guardians information about securely storing their firearms.

Pittsburgh Steelers PSA

The Pittsburgh Steelers recognized heroic community organizations—like the South Pittsburgh Coalition for Peace and the Neighborhood Resilience Project—working on the front lines to interrupt city gun violence and save lives every day.

Aaron Donald x Be SMART

Aaron Donald, founder of the Aaron Donald 99 Solutions Foundation, shares a lifesaving message on secure gun storage in BeSMART PSA.

Professional Athletes Who Survived Gun Violence Share Stories of Pain—and Purpose

PEOPLE Features Gun Violence Survivor Athletes

Ahead of National Gun Violence Survivors Week, PEOPLE and Everytown for Gun Safety partnered for a virtual roundtable discussion with professional athletes who survived gun violence.