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Virginia Tech Softball partners with Help Save the Next Girl

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Blacksburg, Va. (WSLS10)

One group of athletes used their skills to raise awareness about safety.

Virginia Tech Softball players teamed up with Help Save the Next Girl for a special event.

A Public Service Announcement video debuted at the game, where some of the team members participated.

All of them wore special bracelets that say "Help Save the Next Girl."

It's a reminder no other girls should lose their lives from violent acts, like Morgan Harrington.

Her remains were found five years ago after she attended a Metallica concert in Charlottesville.

Her Parent's Gil and Dan Harrington attended the event.

"It's really so thrilling to be here today to be around young people," Gil Harrington said.

Scot Thomas is the head softball coach at Virginia Tech.

He participated in the PSA.

Thomas felt Help Save the Next Girl is a good cause.

"We got to watch out for each other its something that we can as role models the girls can step up and take a stand for, it's a great cause," Scot Thomas said.

Workers from Help Save the Next Girl will honor another missing person James Walker who disappeared 15 years ago.

The event will be held at the Food Lion in Bedford.