Fever organization teams up with IU School of Philanthropy for ‘Athlete to Advocates’ program

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INDIANAPOLIS– Following social unrest in the Hoosier State, many voiced their support for change, including the Indiana Fever.

 “Our players want to be advocates and that’s a different skillset,” said Allison Barber, President of the Indiana Fever.

The organization teamed up with IU School of Philanthropy to launch the ‘Athletes to Advocates Program.’

“The foundation is a desire to use whatever talent we have, gifts we have, to improve the lives of the people around us,” Barber said. 

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“It was a five-week program for three hours every Tuesday,” said player Jantel Lavender.

Lavender and her teammates learned about utilizing their platforms to make a difference and how to use their own experiences to help others.

Lavender dealt with bullying throughout her life and hopes to take this training to launch a foundation aimed at inspiring young girls to embraced their differences.

“I couldn’t be more grateful for an organization that wants to push us off the court,” Lavender said.

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The program was optional for players. Fever leaders say they will keep the program open so future players can also participate.

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