ESPN’s Shred Hate anti-bullying program returns to Basalt schools |

ESPN’s Shred Hate anti-bullying program returns to Basalt schools

Shred Hate, an initiative launched by ESPN at X Games Aspen in 2017, will make its third appearance in the Roaring Fork Valley Tuesday, Jan. 22 with visits to Basalt Middle School and Basalt High School.

Focused on bullying prevention, X Games hosts and commentators Brandon Graham and Hannah Rad will talk to students about it at BHS at 9:30 a.m. and BMS at 1:20 p.m.

This will lead up to Shred Hate Kids’ Day on Friday at Buttermilk Ski Area, home of X Games Aspen. The kids’ day event, scheduled for 1:30 p.m., will include appearances from X Games athletes Gus Kenworthy, Maddie Mastro and Mike Schultz, as well as X Games host Jack Mitrani.

According to a press release from ESPN, 20 Colorado schools have gone through the Shred Hate program, with 755 teachers and staff trained in bullying prevention, impacting over 11,000 students. More than 88,000 students have been impacted by Shred Hate nationwide.

For more, visit

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.