Broncos linebacker Wesley Woodyard joined Denver Mayor Michael Hancock on the steps of the Denver Capitol Building on Monday morning to kick off April, which is Child Abuse Prevention Month.
The initiative is the latest collaboration between the two in an effort to promote child welfare in the state of Colorado.
The linebacker and mayor teamed up last week to unveil the My Denver Card initiative, which allows all Denver Public School students who apply to the program admission into Denver’s 26 recreation centers and 29 pools free of charge.
On Monday morning, Woodyard and Hancock spoke on behalf of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) in support of Be the One Colorado.
The organization planted a pinwheel garden outside the Capitol Building to raise awareness about child abuse prevention. The city of Denver also plans to distribute blue ribbons and additional pinwheel gardens throughout the state during the month of April.
I’m so honored to be giving a speech today at the capitol to bring awareness to child abuse! #ChildAbusePreventionMonth Den come support 8am
— Wesley Woodyard (@WoodDro52) April 1, 2013