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Team REDS/Watt-Ahh and ChildHelp Raise Awareness about Bullying

Super Boat Offshore Racing Teams recently banded together in support of a young student, who is being bullied, not only by his classmates, but also by their parents. These same parents took their children out of school for a day in protest of the school administrator’s disciplinary action against one of the bullies.

Sarasota’s Team REDS/Watt-Ahh – with the ChildHelp® emblem affixed to their Super Boat and McGruff, the Crime Dog, as an honorary team member to help stamp out bullying – could not allow such behavior to go unchecked. Rob Gourley of Team REDS says, “When we heard about ‘Mike’ [name changed for privacy] and further discovered that the parents were encouraging the bullying behavior, we became even more alarmed and reached out to ChildHelp to find out if the organization could provide guidance and resources to assist the school, its teachers and parents to cool the situation.”


ChildHelp has a nationwide “Speak Up Be Safe” program that is taught to faculty and administrators of schools to effectively stop bullying and abuse in schools and – in turn – in the home.


Visit to learn more about this important program and how you can get your school involved. For more information about Watt-Ahh, visit and For information on Team Reds Super Boat Racing, see
Team REDS/Watt-Ahh Offshore Racing.

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