ESPN and X Games are encouraging athletes of all levels and abilities to join together to choose kindness and Shed Hate. This year’s Shred Hate Day takes place October 22nd—during Bullying Prevention Month—and will include special programs on X Games’ various social platforms.

What’s Happening:

  • ESPN and X Games announced today that this Thursday, October 22 will be X Games Shred Hate Day.
  • The campaign focuses on engaging fans, athletes and partners across the world through social and digital engagement in order to raise awareness about choosing kindness during Bullying Prevention Month.
  • Host of X Games, Jack Mitrani, and host of Brando’s World of X Games, Brandon Graham, will moderate a panel discussing how bullying has impacted athletes and how action sports have helped them overcome. The panel will feature:
    • Skier Gus Kenworthy
    • BMX rider Mykel Larrin
    • Skateboarder Jordyn Barratt
  • Fans can catch the panel on X Games YouTube at 2 pm ET.

More Shred Hate Offerings:

  • X Games will host a photo gallery on XGames.com highlighting athletes shredding hate and choosing kindness, and will also ask fans, athletes and partners to take the Shred Hate pledge by posting on social media.
  • Additionally, Jack Mitrani will go live on X Games’ Instagram throughout the day to promote Shred Hate and will be joined by various athletes.
    • Snowboarder Maddie Mastro at 11 am ET
    • Special Olympic champion snowboarder Henry Meece at 4 pm ET
    • BMX rider and 3-time X Games gold medalist Ryan Williams at 8 pm ET

What They’re Saying:

  • Five-time X Games medalist Gus Kenworthy: “Being part of X Games’ ongoing bullying prevention initiative is extremely meaningful to me, so I am especially honored to be part of the first-ever X Games Shred Hate Day. It’s a lot harder to go through being bullied if you’re alone, so I encourage everyone to find an ally, and also be an advocate by taking the Shred Hate pledge to choose kindness and help the world become bully-free.”

About Shred Hate:

  • ESPN and X Games launched Shred Hate in 2016, providing an innovative bullying prevention curriculum to schools across the country, including X Games host city communities.
  • Since the program began four years ago, more than 90,000 students have been impacted with bullying prevention resources.
  • For more information, please visit xgames.com.