Splash N’ Dash Against Violence in Baltimore on July 27th at Franklin Square Park

| July 1, 2014 | 1 Comments

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“SPLASH N’ DASH” BRINGS COMMUNITIES TOGETHER TO TAKE A STAND AGAINST VIOLENCE

BALTIMORE, MD (6/31/14) “Splash N’ Dash,” Safe Alternative Foundation for Education (SAFE), has partnered with community activists Wendell Shannon “Supreme”, a forthcoming artist, and Davon Wilson “Nova Gray”, an established poet, spoken word artist, and writer, for the second running of “Splash N’ Dash”.

Taking place Sunday July 27 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM in Franklin Square Park (1300 block of W Lexington St and Calhoun St), “Splash N’ Dash” will bring together community leaders, activist, friends and families from various Baltimore City communities for a friendly adult water gun battle to take a stand against violence. As we are always looking for ways to serve our communities, we will also use “Splash N Dash” to raise money other community initiatives.

This partnership with Supreme and Nova Gray has afforded SAFE yet another opportunity to further our mission of informing others about the importance of obtaining an education, as well as having an alternate career plan in anticipation for life’s deviations. Additionally, it will help us further one of our commitments to reducing crime in at-risk communities, as well as keeping the residents of these communities positively engaged. Lastly, it has allowed us to join the likes of two other like-minded community activists who both have a mission of serving and making the communities they live better.

Nova Gray, founder of Men of Divine Ethics (M.O.D.E), is a 31-year-old poet, spoken word artist, writer, and community activist who was born in Baltimore City. He started writing to put his vision on paper: from paper to his voice. Writing has propelled him into many positive directions. It gave Nova a voice to speak to the youth and young adults in the community. He says, “writing saved my life and I’m just using it to save others”. For more information on Nova Gray and his upcoming showcases email d.wilson810@yahoo.com.

Supreme is a very talented artist who is no stranger to SAFE. Since our previous partnership with Supreme in which he assisted us in the transformation of a new community basketball court, he has been very active not only as a community activist but as an artist. This past year Supreme was awarded Baltimore’s Top 30 Under 30 by the popular DMV radio station 92.3 WERQ, and has also been recognized as an established artist in Baltimore’s Unsung Showcase. His other features include the Baltimore Artist Studio Tour by the Smithsonian Anacostia Museum, located in Washington D.C. His work can be found in exclusive shoe and apparel locations throughout Maryland and D.C. For more information on Supreme visit www.solelysupreme.tk

Additional information on Van Brooks and SAFE: Van Brooks, a local three-sport athlete who broke his neck playing football for Loyola Blakefield. In spite of his devastating injury, Brooks went on to graduate from Loyola and Towson University. He founded the Safe Alternative Foundation for Education, Inc. (SAFE) to inform others about the importance of obtaining an education, as well as having an alternate career plan in anticipation for life’s deviations.

For more information about Splash N’ Dash and SAFE visit www.safealternative.org or call (443) 453- 8181.SPLASHNDASH

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