For Immediate Release: Lawrence, KS — September 8, 2018
When Lawrence Gymnastics gym owner and father-of-five David Sakumura heard about the Larry Nassar tragedy, he was sad – and angry. As someone with sexual abuse in his family history and who always worked hard to create a safe environment in his gym, he wanted to not just commiserate – he wanted to create something to help prevent sexual abuse.
"The one who got caught is in the news, but there are still many other predators out there. I want to help protect kids from the predators who have not been caught."
- David Sakumura
But how? Sakumura first called his former high school gymnastics teammate Mark Steiner, who is now a father of three and family therapist with 30 years of experience helping sexual abuse victims. Then he called Corey Stone, a product designer whose daughter he coaches. Together, they created the Stop the Groomer iOS/Android app.
While many abuse-prevention resources are for parents and coaches, Stop the Groomer educates kids directly through a game-like interface with professionally written content that:
The iOS/Android app is live now, and has already been featured by the Apple App Store. It costs $0.99, with profits being donated to various abuse-prevention organizations. Links to download the app are at stopthegroomer.com
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