Noted Hollywood actor Quinton Aaron, who is speaking to over 2,300 students during seven programs at local schools from Tuesday through Friday, told KNEB News his dedication to the fight against bullying stems from personal experience.
Aaron, our guest for a live early morning interview, says even though he is a big person now, in elementary school he was skinny with big glasses and a prime target for bullies.
Aaron says he wants to keep students from having such low self-esteem they consider committing suicide, noting the message he sends to them this week might be accepted better than one their parents try to give repeatedly but fall on a deaf ear.
Aaron, who is best known for his portrayal of NFL star Michael Oher alongside Sandra Bullock in the Academy Award winning movie, The Blind Side, began his own Foundation to provide hope to children on the brink of suicide. The Local ECD Foundation, formed this past spring with the same mission, is sponsoring Aaron’s appearance, including a number of public appearances…
- October 18th from 6 – 9 pm – Quinton Aaron will be at Brannan Bounce and Skate World at 775 Crescent Drive in Gering Nebraska – Open to the public for $15.00 a person. Tickets available at the door.
- October 20th – from 6-9 pm The directors of the ECD Foundation and the Quinton Aaron Foundation as well as Mr. Aaron himself will be hosting a meet and greet at the Scottsbluff Country Club at 5014 Avenue I in Scottsbluff Nebraska. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Jen @ the ECD Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone @ (308)633-0390. Ticket price is $50.00 for adult or $25.00 for children 12 and under.
- October 22nd – from 6-9 pm Cosmic bowling with Quinton Aaron at Valley Bowl Fun Center at 1702 17th Avenue in Scottsbluff Nebraska – Open to the public for $15.00 a person. There will be raffle and cash prizes.
- October 23rd – All children attending his school programs will be selling tickets at $10.00 each to be put in a drawing for a dinner with Quinton Aaron and 6 quests of their choosing. The winner of this drawing will be drawn Saturday night at the Cosmic Bowling event!