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Cardinals Support Domestic Violence Awareness

Team unveils "Defense Against Domestic Violence" initiative

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The Arizona Cardinals Football Club is supporting Domestic Violence Awareness month through various programs at Sunday's home game against the Eagles, including the team's "Defense Against Domestic Violence" initiative that begins this weekend.

As part of the "Defense Against Domestic Violence" program, for every third down stop the Cardinals defense makes during the 2014 season, Cardinals Charities will donate $1,000 to Arizona Domestic Violence Awareness, education, and assistance organizations.

Fans can show their support by making a one-time $10 donation to this effort and in return participants will receive a special purple silicone wristband. Fans can visit www.azcardinals.com/dadv to donate today.

Also at Sunday's game, table locations will be setup on all concourses throughout University of Phoenix Stadium, staffed with volunteers from the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual & Domestic Violence, the O'Connor House and the City of Phoenix distributing domestic violence awareness and assistance information in both English and Spanish. The same information will also be distributed at concession locations throughout the stadium.

The Cardinals have also donated tickets to Sunday's game to Arizona domestic violence awareness, education and assistance organizations.

VERIZON HOPELINE PROGRAM: In addition, fans attending Sunday's game can donate their old wireless phones from any carrier to support the "HopeLine" program from Verizon. The "HopeLine" program connects survivors of domestic violence to vital resources, funds organizations nationwide and protects the environment. Verizon collects the no-longer used wireless phones and accessories and turns them into support for domestic violence organizations nationwide.

Fans attending the game can visit the Verizon Studios at University of Phoenix Stadium behind sections 101 and 137 and donate their used phones in the collection bins. Over 180,000 "HopeLine" phones have been donated to victims and survivors and $21 million has been given in cash grants to domestic violence organizations since 2001.

For fans not able to attend the game, they can donate their phones at any Verizon retail location. For more information, visit www.voiceshavepower.com.

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