Retired MLB player co-designs T-Shirt being sold to support Phoenix Domestic Abuse Prevention Organization
Mark Teahen partners with Athletes Brand on T-shirt in support of wife and to raise awareness, critical funds for Phoenix domestic abuse agency Chyrsalis
SCOTTSDALE, AZ., November 6, 2017 – Former professional baseball player Mark Teahen has partnered with Athletes Brand on a limited-edition T-shirt being sold to raise money and awareness for Phoenix-based Chrysalis, a community leader in domestic abuse prevention.
Last week, Mark and his wife Lauren hosted their 7th annual celebrity golf tournament and gala to continue their work in raising awareness and funds for domestic abuse victims. It was attended by the likes of Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo, pitcher Zack Greinke, and a host of other community sports figures.
The Teahens' efforts are in honor of Shelley, Lauren’s late mother, a domestic abuse survivor. Lauren and Mark have made it a priority to advocate on behalf of those who are personally impacted by domestic abuse to make them aware of the community’s local resources for healing and support, and to educate to help avoid other finding themselves in such similar and unfortunate circumstances.
“Lauren and her mom dealt with an unfortunate domestic abuse situation when Lauren was young, and afterwards they were always looking for an organization like Chrysalis.” said Teahen. “Once we found Chrysalis, we wanted to use our platform to raise funds and help as many victims as possible.”
Proceeds from shirt sales will benefit Chrysalis, where more than 1,300 individuals are helped annually. Men, women, and youth are taught how to identify unhealthy relationships in their lives and seek proper help and assistance. Provided services help initiate positive changes in peoples’ lives and break away from verbal, physical, emotional, financial and sexual abuse.
The limited-edition “Safe” T-shirt can be purchased at AthletesBrand.com from now until Monday, November 20th. The tri-blend shirt is available in men’s, women’s and youth sizes.
For more information about the campaign, please visit AthletesBrand.com.
About Mark Teahen
Mark Teahen is a husband, father, philanthropist and retired professional baseball player. A native of Redlands, CA, Mark attended St. Mary’s College in California and was selected by the Oakland Athletics 39th overall in the 2002 draft. Professionally, he played for the Kansas City Royals, Chicago White Sox, and the Toronto Blue Jays. Mark and his wife Lauren reside in Arizona with their three children. He is active on Twitter (@MarkTeahen) and Instagram (@MarkTTeahen).
About Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence, Inc.
Chrysalis is an Arizona 501c(3) non-profit leading the community to broad-based solutions to prevent domestic abuse. Chrysalis was founded in 1981 and services the needs of women, children and men who are trying to break the cycle of violence and abuse. More than 1,300 individuals are now being helped each year through Chrysalis programs. Women, children and men are taught to identify unhealthy relationships in their lives and seek proper help and assistance. With the services provided through Chrysalis, they can initiate positive changes in their lives and break away from verbal, physical, emotional, financial and sexual abuse. Programs include emergency shelter, transitional housing, court victim advocacy, outpatient counseling and offender intervention. Visit noabuse.org and follow them on Facebook, and Twitter (@chrysalisaz).
About Athletes Brand
Athletes Brand is an athlete-run fashion brand that crafts clothing for athletes’ everyday needs away from their sport. Its mission is to help athletes use their power of influence to make a difference in the world through sports, fashion, art and philanthropy. Visit AthletesBrand.com and follow them on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter (@AthletesBrand).