June 21, 2012

Several CUA student-athletes enjoy trip to White House

WASHINGTON – Several CUA student-athletes enjoyed a unique trip to the White House on Thursday where they had a chance to meet Vice President Joe Biden for the release of a new public service announcement.  The PSA features President Barack Obama, Vice President Biden and a number of professional athletes.

The PSA will air on various ESPN and other platforms this summer and was put together for the 1is2many campaign.

The 1is2many campaign was launched by Vice President Biden and focuses his longstanding commitment to reducing violence against women specifically on teens and young women ages 16-24.  By targeting the importance of changing attitudes that lead to violence and educating the public on the realities of abuse, this Administration is leading the way in an effort to stop violence against women before it begins.

Among the CUA student-athletes in attendance were Caitlin Conroy (women’s soccer), Ashley Wilson (swimming), Jill Woerner (women’s basketball), Ben Fernandez (men’s soccer), Kory Smigocki (baseball), Catherine Mirsky (field hockey).  CUA Associate Director of Athletics Jacqui Schuman accompanied the CUA group on Thursday.

The event took place at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, which is located next to the West Wing and houses a majority of offices for White House staff.  Click here to view Vice President Biden's speech from Thursday.

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