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Press Release

January 30, 2014

Contact: Grant McGinnis
PACER Center 952-838-9000
[email protected]
Contact: Dara Herskovits
FlagHouse, Inc. 201-329-7509
[email protected]

FlagHouse, Inc. and the PACER Center Announce Partnership in Support of Bullying Awareness and Prevention

Hasbrouck Heights, NJ – January 27, 2014. FlagHouse, Inc. and PACER Center have announced a partnership in support of bullying awareness. Together they plan to help reduce and prevent bullying through a combination of educational materials, events, activities and games; plus specially-designed equipment that fosters teamwork and encourages children to cooperate and play together.

According to the American Medical Association, approximately 3.7 million youths engage in, and more than 3.2 million are targets of, moderate or serious bullying each year. "The PACER Center and FlagHouse, Inc. share the common goal of enhancing the quality of life for those within the special needs community. We look forward to working together to help prevent bullying, not only within the special needs community, but within every community," said Stephen Cooke, CEO of Flaghouse, Inc.

In 2012, FlagHouse, Inc. launched its Bullying Awareness and Prevention Program - “Play Well With Others...Be Active Against Bullying"! - along with its partners the American Camp Association, Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH®), Jared Foundation, National AAPHERD, National PAL, and Project Adventure. The program helps to support bullying awareness programs across the country and was developed for grades 3-8.

The PACER Center, in addition to its work on behalf of children and young adults with disabilities, has become a national and international leader in bullying prevention for all children by uniting, engaging, and educating students, parents, and teachers. In 2006, PACER founded the National Bullying Prevention Center® and National Bullying Prevention Month. Last year, more than three million people in 195 countries downloaded PACER’s bullying prevention resources for use in their communities.

"Bullying prevention is something that we need to address throughout the entire year," said Paula F. Goldberg, executive director and a founder of the PACER Center. “We encourage everyone to take advantage of available resources. It's a first step toward helping children be safe at school, in the community, and online."

For more information about the Bullying Awareness and Prevention Program from FlagHouse, contact Dara Herskovits at 201-329-7509 or [email protected] For information about PACER Center, contact Grant McGinnis at 952-838-9000 or [email protected]

About FlagHouse, Inc.:
FlagHouse, Inc. is a premier global supplier of equipment and resources for physical education, sports, fitness and recreation, and for health, special needs, special education, sensory integration and multisensory environments. FlagHouse offers more than 20,000 innovative and quality products and solutions to enhance the lives of people of all ages and abilities. To learn more, visit

About PACER Center:
PACER Center is a parent center for families of children and young adults with any disability. PACER provides individual assistance, workshops, publications, and other resources to help families make decisions about education and other services for their child or young adult with disabilities.

About PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center:
Founded in 2006, PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center serves all children, including those with disabilities by uniting, engaging, and educating communities nationwide to address bullying through creative, relevant, and interactive resources. In 2006, PACER also established October as National Bullying Prevention Month and in 2010, created Unity Day when people wear orange and come together in support of those who have been bullied. For more information, visit or call 952-838-9000. Based in Minnesota, PACER Center is a national parent center serving all youth, with a special emphasis on children with disabilities.