NATIONAL Campaign SPOKESPEOPLE
Nicole Edgington: 21-year-old Nicole Edgington and her personal experience with bullying and cyberbullying was the inspiration behind the creation of The Great American NO BULL Challenge. Nicole is excited to help NO BULL inspire teens to stand up and become change-makers, and she hopes that we can eliminate bullying once and for all. Nicole is an expert blogger in cyberbullying for Dr. Mehmet Oz’s teenDailyStrength, and she has also been featured in the documentary Submit: The Reality of Cyberbullying, where she shares her personal story. Nicole’s passion for this cause drives her to be the change that she wishes to see among teens around the world.
“I believe we are here to enrich humankind with our thoughts and words, where we can choose to be affected by the world, or we can choose to affect the world. The Great American NO BULL Challenge gives us the ability to spread awareness about the most important issues of our time, as well as create a world that is peaceful, instead of one that is filled with hatred. It takes each of us, to make a difference for all of us.” –Nicole Edgington, Great American NO BULL Challenge National Spokesperson
“When I think about the amount of students who come up to me and tell me that I impacted their life, it makes me realize that one person really can make a difference. When I get to talk about The NO BULL Challenge, it warms my heart because NO BULL has changed my life completely.” -Scott Hannah, Great American NO BULL Challenge National Spokesperson
“My experience with the NO BULL Challenge changed me. I’m a better person, and I’ve inspired thousands! This experience changed my life for the better, and continues to branch off of me to change thousands of others as well.” -Tyler Gregory, Great American NO BULL Challenge National Spokesperson
“I envision a world in which power and money are used for tools of good, not instruments of selfishness. I feel that NO BULL is an organization made up of individuals uniting to align with this goal, and I will do whatever I can to help as I join them in the fight against bullying.” –Jennifer Cooke, Great American NO BULL Challenge National Spokesperson
“I’ve been bullied and witnessed others being bullied for doing something different and out of the norm. I know personally what it does to a persons self-esteem, and this is why I hope to change things by being involved with NO BULL.” –Ashley Cooke, Great American NO BULL Challenge National Spokesperson
Zach Veach: 18-year-old Zach Veach is a race car driver for Andretti Autosport in INDYCAR’s “Mazda Road to Indy” developmental ladder system in the Firestone Indylights Championship Series, an important open-wheel stepping stone to a career in the IZOD IndyCar Series and Indianapolis 500.
Veach is leveraging his youth and unusual occupation as a platform to expose fellow drivers to the dangers associated with driving while distracted. He is the developer of urTXT, an Android application that aims to fight texting behind the wheel, developed through his phone-app building company, ZaAPP. He has also campaigned for safer driving in conjunction with Oprah WInfrey’s “No Phone Zone”.
In eighth grade at only 80 pounds and standing less than five feet tall, you might say Zach was a target for bullies. Laughed at, pushed around, and taunted day in and day out. He felt particularly helpless when a football player snatched his Bridgestone Tires hat and threw it in the trash. The weekend after, Zach placed first in his race and got a new hat, which he autographed and gave to the bully.
“Bullies try to make us fit in and be the same as them, but the thing that’s rewarding is being different and chasing your dreams no matter what they are.” -Zach Veach, Great American NO BULL Challenge National Spokesperson