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Panther player speaks before Strike Out Domestic Violence event

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -
Carolina Panther player Steve Smith held a Q&A press conference before the Strike Out Domestic Violence event on Sunday just after 3:15 p.m. on Montford Drive in Charlotte. 

Officials say the domestic violence event was created by the Steve Smith Family Foundation and benefits the organization Safe Alliance. 

A press release reports in 2013 Safe Alliance has responded to nearly 12,000 domestic violence calls on their 24 hour hotline in Mecklenburg County.

Safe Alliance provides crisis services to those victimized by domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and trauma. 

Safe Alliance offers victims services such as lodging at the Clyde and Ethel Dickson Domestic Violence Shelter, a children's advocacy center, safety planning services, hospital accompaniment, case management, systems advocacy, support groups, court advocacy/accompaniment and legal representation.

Officials say Safe Alliance serves over 20,000 people a year in Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Union and South Iredell counties. 

More information can be found about the organization at www.SafeAlliance.org. 

Founded in 2013 by Steve Smith and his wife Angie, the Steve Smith Family Foundation partners with non-profit organizations to help those in need. 

More information can be found at:
   
-- stevesmithfamilyfdn.org

-- facebook.com/stevesmithfamilyfdn 

-- twitter.com/stevesmithfamilyfdn​

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