Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins visited the White House for a Thursday morning news conference that introduced a public service announcement designed to combat violence against women.
Rollins was one of several people with ties to professional sports to be included in the PSA. Others involved include President Obama, Vice President Biden, Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria, MLB Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Joe Torre, New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning and ESPN reporter Andy Katz.
Per the Philadelphia Inquirer, Rollins said he had no hesitation when asked to join the PSA, and that he considers protecting women very important.
"I want my daughter and everyone's daughter to grow up in a world free of violence and abuse," Rollins said.
"When I was asked to be a part of this I said yes right away," Rollins said. "I said yes because no woman should have the fear of abuse. No man should hit a woman for any reason."