Erica and Max Scherzer have long dedicated themselves to fighting on behalf of America’s most vulnerable populations. When they moved to Washington, DC in 2015 when Max signed with the Washington Nationals, they knew they wanted to expand their charity work to combat modern slavery. Now, Erica serves as an Ambassador for Polaris--raising awareness and advocating for stronger protections and support for survivors of human trafficking. Together, they are encouraging their fans to pitch in to this fight and to help support Polaris’s anti-trafficking work.
Strike Out Modern Slavery
Erica and Max are encouraging their fans to make a donation to Polaris for every strikeout Max throws during the 2016 MLB season. Pledging to donate per strikeout also enters fans into a chance to win a signed baseball or tickets to a Washington Nationals home game. Erica and Max are matching every gift up to $25,000, doubling the effort to help end modern slavery. Polaris will use the money to help fund the National Human Trafficking Hotline, which offers a safe space to report tips, seek services, and ask for help. Click here for more information.
Erica May-Scherzer, Ambassador for Polaris
Erica is an activist, feminist, social justice and human rights advocate who has worked with multiple nonprofits in Arizona, Michigan, and Washington, D.C. Throughout her travels across the country, Erica found that her activism and community work were often intertwined with modern slavery. Erica joined Polaris in October 2015 to fight for greater resources and action against the $150 billion a year criminal industry that continues to exploit 20.9 million people in forms of modern slavery worldwide. At Polaris, she focuses her attention on advocating for stronger anti-human trafficking legislation at the federal level. She's worked with everyone from constituents to Members of Congress to ensure survivors of human trafficking have the support they as they work to rebuild their lives.
For more information about the Scherzers' work with Polaris and the fight against modern slavery, contact Brandon Bouchard at Polaris.