The Super Bowl In Arizona- Will The High Demand For Young Girls Sell More Than Super Bowl Tickets?

Arizona Is Prepared To Host The Big Game

University of Phoenix Stadium a football stadium in  Glendale; the home of the NFL's Arizona Cardinals.
University of Phoenix Stadium a football stadium in Glendale; the home of the NFL's Arizona Cardinals. | Source

The Super Bowl Comes To Arizona

Super Bowl XLIX - Logo Poster Print (22 x 34)
Super Bowl XLIX - Logo Poster Print (22 x 34) | Source

Introduction:

Human traffickers contribute in one of the highest - increasing modern-day slave trade In the world. Drug trade still ranks #1. The United Nations estimates that trade in human flesh nets $32 billion each year.

The Super Bowl is an annual competition involving the National Football League (NFL), the highest level of professional teams battle against one another in pursuit of an extravagant trophy, world-wide –recognition , and a the championship ring. This major sporting event brings in spectators from around the world. Yet there is a dark side which follows this special event, Human trafficking. Find out some of the plans that authorities are implementing to help fight against this crime against young girls and boys.

The Super Bowl Comes Back To Arizona

Arizona hosted the 1996 and 2008 Super Bowl. Arizona welcomes the 2015 games with concerts and events for all ages.

Events Like The NFL Experience Give Fans The Oppotunity To View Sports Memorabilia, Meet Your Favorite Players And Experience The Event Through A Theme Park Lay

 The Vince Lombardi Trophy
The Vince Lombardi Trophy | Source
Super Bowl Championship Ring. Seattle Seahawks
Super Bowl Championship Ring. Seattle Seahawks | Source
Super Bowl Championship Rings
Super Bowl Championship Rings | Source
Superbowl Championship ring.
Superbowl Championship ring. | Source

Sporting Events All Day Long And The Nightlife Is A Major Attraction

Westgate University of Phoenix Stadium.
Westgate University of Phoenix Stadium. | Source
West Gate Nightlife
West Gate Nightlife | Source

Arizona Is No Stranger To Trafficking

According to "Take Part," and online website geared towards fighting modern day sex-slavery Arizona ranks number 6 among the worst in the fight against Human Trafficking.

Due to this realization a special task force has been put into place, to address trafficking in human traffickin in Arizona.

The task forced issued 28 proposals to help reduce sex trafficking in the state. Increased protections for sex trafficking victims who are minors will be treated as victims, they will not be charged with solicitation. Increasing penalties for johns and incorporating resources towards public awareness campaigns to prevent sex trafficking are a few key tactics in progress.

Modern Day Slavery Takes Place In America

Woman in black and white with barcode symbolizes Human Trafficking.
Woman in black and white with barcode symbolizes Human Trafficking. | Source

The Public Is Asking For Our Help

There have been churches around the valley such as Christ Church Of The Valley, that help to support outreach programs that are passionate about taking young girls off of the streets for good.

From 2009-2011, more than 70 places of worship from across the nation combined their fundraising efforts and generated $2.5 million in initial support for StreetLightUSA®. We are deeply grateful to these churches whose focus is restoration.

Through their commission, the foundation for StreetLightUSA® has evolved and we continue our work to restore each child victim’s mind, body, and spirit so that she may experience life at its fullest.

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Events such as R.A.T. A race event established to fight against sex-trafficking has made their mark in the valley.

The Run Against Trafficking (R.A.T.) Race is the first public, community-wide event being established to bring together both organizations working to help the victims of sex trafficking, community leaders and the general public.

Read More: http://arizonaroadracers.com/events/r-a-t-race-az-run-against-trafficking

I had a chance to meet a survivor who has now stepped out to fight against this crime due to her own harsh experience in life. Carolyn Jones was only 15, working in a bar serving up drinks and dealing drugs to help her single mother support four other children in south Phoenix. Jone's story leads into the confinement of human trafficking.

Read More:

http://cronkitenewsonline.com/2013/02/in-her-shoes-program-focuses-on-choices-that-lead-girls-into-sex-trade/

Is Human Trafficking Raking In More Money Than The Super Bowl?

What Can We Do To Help

Human trafficking could sell more young victims than Super Bowl tickets

According to National Human Trafficking Resource Center listed are the top 10 ways we can help fight against this crime against our children.

1.Learn the red flags that may indicate human trafficking and ask follow up questions so that you can help identify a potential trafficking victim.

2. In the United States, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-373-7888 (24/7) to get help and connect with a service provider in your area, report a tip with information on potential human trafficking activity; or learn more by requesting training, technical assistance, or resources. Call federal law enforcement directly to report suspicious activity and get help from the Department of Homeland Security at 1-866-347-2423 (24/7), or submit a tip online at www.ice.gov/tips, or from the U.S. Department of Justice at 1-888-428-7581 from 9:00am to 5:00pm (EST). Victims, including undocumented individuals, are eligible for services and immigration assistance.

3. Be a conscientious consumer

4. Incorporate human trafficking information into your professional associations

5. Join or start a grassroots anti-trafficking coalition.

6. Meet with and/or write to your local, state, and federal government representatives to let them know that you care

7. Distribute public awareness materials available from the Department of Health and Human Services or Department of Homeland Security.

8. Volunteer to do victim outreach or offer your professional services to a local anti-trafficking organization.

9. Donate funds or needed items to an anti-trafficking organization in your area.

10. Organize a fundraiser and donate the proceeds to an anti-trafficking organization.

For a list of other ways to help fight Sex Trafficking stop by http://www.state.gov/ or contact the National Human Trafficking Resource Center

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Tamirogers 22 months ago from Seattle, Washington

Wow. Here's an aspect of the Superbowl I certainly wasn't thinking about yesterday while watching the game. Very powerful and made me think. Thanks for writing this.


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swilliams 22 months ago from Arizona Author

HiTamiogers! Everyone pays attention to the game and events which take over. The ugly truth about young people who are being mistreated is not mentioned and hard to uncover. Thanks for your feedback


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MsDora 22 months ago from The Caribbean

Emunah, thank you for this article raising awareness of this very serious crime. Somebody about to scream about the dark side to all this sports and entertainment. Good job!


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swilliams 22 months ago from Arizona Author

Thanks Ms. Dora! It is very shocking that I live in a State that needs more support dealing with this shameful issue. A survivor told me about this problem awhile back and I thought now would be the perfect time to try to raise awareness. Thanks for your feedback and support Ms. Dora!

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