SAVE protect foundation

Bowling Down Bullies

​​​Join Our Heroes in the Fight Against Violence, our charity basketball game between

Reno firefighters and past and present players of the San Francisco 49ers, was a

fantastic way to raise awareness about violence, including domestic violence.

So much support came from businesses, individuals, and even Reno mayor, Bob Kashell, came out and gave out rubber basketballs to the children.   Current 49ers made the special effort to carve some time during training camp to come and play; they had to rush back to camp after the dinner, provided by Outback Steakhouse, and dessert by Texas Roadhouse.



We'd like to give special thanks to Darin Jordan, JJ Stokes, Mervyn Fernandez, Kenny Wiggins, Jewel Hampton, Tony Jerod-Eddie, Cam Johnson, and Trent Robinson, who represented the SF 49ers in our Heroes charity basketball game, as well as to Fire Battalian Chief Tim Spencer, Mike Marker, and firefighters from the Reno Firefighters Community Assistance Program who played in the game.

We'd, also, like to give special thanks and recognition to all the wonderful volunteers at the event, including Janet Leis and her team from Harrah's, Texas Roadhouse, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Walgreens, Boys and Girls Club, and friends from the community.  You are all greatly appreciated.

Thank you to Jason Carthagena for being our honorary coach and for speaking out on the news

And thank you again to our sponsors:
 RC Willey, Office Max, Reno Cycle Shop, Harrah's, WalMart, Access Passes, Costco, Texas Roadhouse, Starbucks, Red Lobster, Home Depot, Century Summit Sierra Theater, Coit Carpet Cleaning, Sam's Club, Target, Victoria's Secret, Kirsch Realty, Wild Island, Salon 7, Genghis Grill, Tupperware, Patrick James, Men's Wearhouse, Macaroni Grill, Northtowne Smog, BJ's Brewhouse, MAC Makeup, Johnson Plumbing, Arthur Murray Dance, and Firestone.

  and to our other supporters, who donated auction and raffle items, services, food, and supplies:

​Thank You Heroes in the Fight Against Violence

logo artwork (c) oxygen64 / Stock Photography 

Save Protect Foundation is dedicated to stopping bullying of any kind, whether it be physical, emotional, mental, or cyber-bullying. Thank you for all your support of our BOWLING DOWN BULLIES Events, in helping us raise awareness about bullying and in educating the community about adverse effects on individuals, including related teen suicide, as well as the entire community. Thank you, also, for all your personal pledges to stand up and be part of the solution, not part of the problem.

Thank you to our sponsors: 


                           Starlite Lanes, Reno

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                                                                                                      SAVE Protect Foundation was, originally, founded in response                                                                                                       to an act of violence perpetrated on the Larkins' 13 year-old                                                                                                             daughter several years ago.  SAVE is an acronym for Stop Acts                                                                                                       of Violence Everywhere.  We wanted to help prevent violence from happening, protecting those who could, potentially, become victims of that violence.  Thus, the name SAVE Protect 

Foundation was adopted.   We kept the name simple with no added hyphens or symbols, simply SAVE Protect.

​​​​​​Bowling Down Bullies​ was a series of bowling tournaments in three different towns. to raise awareness of bullying, to provide resources for those being bullied, and to encourage participants to sign a "pledge wall"  pledging not to be a bully and to speak out when they see someone being bullied