On April 16, NFL Hall of Fame Wide Receiver Tim Brown will encourage Tarrant County men to stand up, speak out, and get engaged in the fight to end domestic violence at SafeHaven of Tarrant County’s annual Legacy of Men Award’s Dinner.
“Ending domestic violence has long been viewed as an empowerment movement just for women,” said SafeHaven CEO Kathryn Jacob. “However, the most crucial piece of our fight to end domestic violence is the advocacy and leadership of men. From men in high profile positions, like Tim Brown, to high school coaches, to politicians, to fathers and grandfathers and everyone in between — the more men who engage in the fight to end violence against women, the closer we get to winning it.”
Tim Brown attended Woodrow Wilson High School and became the first wide receiver to ever win the Heisman while in his final year at the University of Notre Dame in 1987. He was a 9-time NFL Pro Bowl player and will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this summer. Tim recently authored the book, The Making of a Man, How Men and Boys Honor God and Live With Integrity.
This year, SafeHaven will honor Safe City Commission Chairman of the Board Joel Glenn for his leadership to reduce and prevent violent crime. The Commission’s newest initiative, One Safe Place, is the largest and most comprehensive of 90 family justice centers across the nation. One Safe Place, in partnership with over a dozen agencies, including SafeHaven, provides crucial, integrated services to victims of domestic violence.