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Game Changer Program Receives Additional Funding
San Diego County Sheriff Department, San Diego County District Attorney’s Office and
QBE Insurance Group Foundation Are the Latest to Invest in the Community
Engagement Model

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (November 28, 2017) – Nonprofit organization Embrace has
received additional funding for the Game Changer program. The San Diego County
Sheriff Department recently awarded the program with a $10,000 grant to support
operations and costs associated with implementation and expansion in San Diego, CA.
The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office has invested $7,500. The QBE
Insurance Group Foundation also recently awarded the program with a $5,000 grant.

San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore Presents Check to Game Changer Founder Sean Sheppard

San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore lauded Game Changer and its work to create quality
time and dialogue between law enforcement and community members. "Sometimes the
best way to find common ground is to find a common interest and Game Changer helps
to make that happen. This is a safe way for the exchange of ideas and the genesis of a
new way of thinking – for everyone."
The two San Diego county government agencies and the publicly traded insurance
provider foundation joined a growing list of investors in the 11-month-old program that
includes The San Diego Police Department, Alliance Healthcare Foundation (AHF), San
Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), San Diego County Board of Supervisors, the Urban
League of San Diego County, the San Diego Harbor Police Department and the San
Diego Police Officers Association, totaling over $65,000 invested in the model over the
past 6 months.

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San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan Presents Check to Game Changer Founder Sean Sheppard

“Game Changer is a way for law enforcement to interact with the community and talk
about tough topics. There’s no better time for this,” said San Diego County District
Attorney, Summer Stephan.

Game Changer currently partners with 13 law enforcement agencies on the local, state
and federal level. Since December, 2016, Game Changer has hosted 132 unique law
enforcement participants and 202 unique civilian participants due to key partnerships
with the University of San Diego, The County of San Diego, SDG&E, the San Diego
Convention Center, San Diego State University, The San Diego Padres and the San
Diego Gulls. The model provides education to participants while increasing
understanding, familiarity, comfort and a greater sense of human connection through time
spent communicating during the focus group, followed by socializing at a
sporting/entertainment event. The program currently provides academic credit to student
interns at the University of San Diego.
Game Changer 2017 Informational Video

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