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Luke Bottari

FOUNDER

My Goal is to first and foremost bring light to the subject of teen suicide and acceptance of teen mental health struggles.  I myself, as a youngster, suffered from anxiety and having a dear friend pass away in early 2017, I wanted to get active to help to eliminate the stigma from teens talking about their "feelings".  I started Play4P as a way to specifically target teens to have some idea that there are organizations out there which provide an open forum and assistance for anybody not 'feeling themselves'.  It's also a way for me to honor my friend and many other in my community who have ended their lives too soon.

In football, I have found my passion and something that I excel at and gives me confidence.  I want others to find the "Play" in their lives....  Whatever passion that makes them feel validated and worthy and give them something bigger than themselves the wake up for each day.

 
 
 
 

Coach Patrick Walsh

team member / partner

Coach Patrick Walsh is the head coach at Serra and  President of Next Level Sports Foundation and started the Flag Football Program in 2011 at Serra High School. His vision is to spread the concept of Next Level Flag Football across the country!

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Natasha Bottari

parent

In addition to being Luke's mom, I am also one of the biggest supporters of him following his passions.  Whether that is football, baseball or tying to make change and impact teens.  I try to always lend an ear and listen to his needs and desires.  With nearly 20 years in finance, I have learned and been able to develop my true passion.  I was also fortunate to have fantasitc connected parents, and close friends during my teens.  Investigating how we can provide this same sort of community for other teens who may not have been as fortunate is my true passion and what I hope to bring to Play4P.

 
 
 
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Ron Amos

team member

I have spent the past 21 years working in the video gaming industry after 15 years in investment banking in San Francisco. In my spare time I've been a big supporter of developing our youth by volunteering at the San Mateo Hillcrest Juvenile Hall as well as hosting youths from the San Francisco Juvenile Probation Office. I am a former youth sports coach for the SF Warriors football team and basketball coach at the Boys and Girls Club of South San Francisco. My proudest title is Dad to my 16 year old son.

 
 
 
 

Sione Ta'ufo'ou

TEAM MEMBER/partner

Sione is the founder of Difference Markers and has dove into the process to create an impact in the grassroots space.  His grasp of biomechanics has allowed him to excel as one of the premiere quarterback coaches in the country.

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Players Philanthropy Fund (PPF)

team partner

Players Philanthropy Fund (PPF) is a 501(c)(3) public charity that enables athletes, entertainers and other philanthropists to create a dedicated fund that can accept tax-deductible contributions in support of any qualified charitable mission.

 

 
 

PLAY4PREVENTION 

AMBASSADOR'S

SERRA HIGH SCHOOL
Luke Bottari
 

STUART HALL HIGH SCHOOL
Miles Amos
 

ARAGON HIGH SCHOOL
Anna Barrango

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Emily Meacham
 

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BECOME AN AMBASSADOR

Act and fulfill a leadership role in your community (High School or College) to promote educational content and raise awareness about teen suicide and teen mental health issues.

Responsibilities:

  1. Partner with the mental health counselor/school leaders at your educational institution to get sponsorship/school support.
  2. Help develop content curriculum that you and your school would like to advance around the topic of raising awareness about teen suicide and mental health struggles in young adults in general.  PLAY4PREVENTION will provide initial an general content, but you can expand to expand to meet your local community needs.
  3. Hold a monthly meeting with peer-adult mental health adviser to chart the course for your campaign awareness events & educational content, and participate in quarterly meeting with PLAY4PREVENTION ambassadors in your local geographical area (conference call or web collaboration available if you are not available to make it to the host site.
  4. Share with other ambassadors - resources, partner connections, educational content and any lessons learned.
  5. Host on campaign awareness event or educational outreach per quarter.
 

tO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE PLAY4P AMBASSADORSHIP Please SUBMIT THE form below

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