In early 2012 Joe Swantack contacted Suzy Creighton of Akron Pennsylvania and contracted her to design the logo. The logo, a black eye with a blue iris and Blackout around the eye is the sole property of Joe Swantack and the Blackout Campaign.
Suzy does most of the work for Spirit Roller Pen and No More Tan Lines as well as the Blackout Child Abuse Campaign. She is a very talented artist and the Blackout Team is proud to have her. We are growing fast in support with Liz Gorman of the Tampa Breeze to be the first Pro Athlete to get on board and more recently Clark Haggans of the Arizona Cardinals has joined the fight.
Pro Boxer John Ruiz has loaned his support as well as the Flame Brothers, Tennessee Titan Fans Jimmy Key (a.k.a. “Blaze”) and Jonathan Key (a.k.a. “Inferno”) and Shelby Kelly a Dallas Cowboys Superfan. Bob Fitzgerald of Ormond Beach Florida is a Kenpo Karate instructor who has helped abused women and children. He is a Second Generation Black belt under the late great Ed Parker and First Generation under Frank Trejo. He too is putting his time and support behind this cause and was one of the originators of the campaign along with Joe Swantack and Sean Carey of Athletes Concierge Service.
Last year Liz Gorman wore blackout on the field and became our official Spokeswoman. This year Clark Haggans is wearing tour blackout on the field as well. Martial Artists are involved and the campaign is not going to stop. Businesses Like Spirit Roller Pen, Athletes Concierge Service and New Generation Martial Arts are attached to this wonderful cause. With NFL players, LFL players, pro fighters and high caliber fans being involved integrity is important to us.
If you would like to send a donation you can send your donations to :
Blackout Child Abuse
617 McCorkle Blvd #2754
Westerville, Ohio 43082
A portion of the Proceeds of the sale of the Blackout Pen will also go to the campaign.
We thank everyone for their continued support. If you want to loan support it's easy, send us pictures of you wearing the Blackout and wear it at the games. We want to fill stadiums with fans wearing the blackout with the players to show abused children they are not alone, but it will not stop there. This is just the beginning.
With a little help we would like to set up safe zones for kids to run to. Provide resources to help find the abusers and a long term goal of shelters and assist special placement adoption of abused children and provide assistance to those loving families who take on the toughest of the tough jobs, the care of an emotionally injured child. We can see no end to this massive undertaking, but we will continue as it is such a great cause. Every child should know unconditional love and feel safe. If that day ever comes we may be obsolete, but trust us we will not stop before that day.