Dallas Cowboy Jason Witten Releases a Brand New Public Service Announcment Encouraging Men and the Media to Join Him in the Movement to Stop Family Violence

Witten Witnessed Family Violence as a Child and has a Passion to Stop the Cycle of Violence


Dallas, Texas – Dallas Cowboys Tight End Jason Witten grew up in an abusive home. The Cowboys superstar is passionate about standing up against family violence and is being honored as one of 30 Stars over Texas for his work against domestic violence. Witten is joining forces with Texas Council on Family Violence CEO Sheryl Cates and the Allstate Foundation in a new movement to get men and the media to speak out against family violence.

Witten is unveiling a brand new Public Service Announcement to kick off the 30-year anniversary celebration of the Texas Council on Family Violence. “The Texas Council on Family Violence has done so much for victims of abuse over the last 30 years,” said Witten. “To be selected as someone who has helped make a positive impact in the lives of those who have suffered abuse is very humbling and I am truly honored. People forget about how prevalent domestic violence is and how it affects society, families and children. I’m glad to be a part of the solution.”

Cates is leading the charge to get high profile men involved in a public movement to encourage other men to be role models and father figures. “Domestic violence impacts millions, but few talk about it,” said Cates. “Jason Witten’s passionate leadership will play an important role in encouraging husbands and fathers to set healthy, respectful examples for the young people in their lives.”

The Allstate Foundation is presenting a $100,000 check to kick off a SCORE Foundation initiative to help Texas families in crisis. “We’re proud to partner with Jason Witten in mentoring young men across Texas,” said Janemarie Clark, Allstate Foundation manager.† “The guidance they receive through this program will help them develop into healthy, loving fathers and husbands, breaking the cycle of violence in our families of the future.”

About The Allstate Foundation

Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation. The Allstate Foundation partners with non-profit organizations on community initiatives that promote “safe and vital communities,” “tolerance, inclusion, and diversity” and “economic empowerment.” Teen driving and empowering survivors of domestic violence have been major initiatives for the Foundation since 2005. For more information on The Allstate Foundation work to end domestic violence, please visit www.ClicktoEmpower.org

Texas Council on Family Violence