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Athletes Against Child Trafficking

Our Purpose is to rescue children and young adults of any gender and race from sex trafficking and sexual exploitation.

We stand as leaders in the relentless crusade against child sex trafficking and the horrors of sexual exploitation, leveraging the influence of athletes to champion this cause. Fueled by our unwavering determination and resolute commitment, our mission propels us forward, and we will not rest until every child is shielded from harm, guided by the steadfast support of the sports community.

The HARD Facts.


Human trafficking is a highly profitable criminal industry, generating around $150 billion annually. It involves the forced movement and exploitation of people, primarily for sexual purposes and labor. It ranks as one of the most profitable criminal activities globally, second only to drug trafficking. Efforts are underway globally to combat human trafficking, but it remains a significant challenge due to factors such as poverty and demand for cheap labor and sexual services.



People worldwide are victims of forced labor.



People engaged in forced sexual exploitation.



in annual profits generated from human trade to traffickers.



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Our Mission

Our mission is to partner with Athletes/Teams & selected Charities to knock-out child trafficking  by providing education and awareness programs, preventing exploitation through community outreach and advocacy, and rehabilitating survivors through comprehensive support and resources. The Backwards K Project strives to empower individuals and communities to recognize and respond to child trafficking, and to create a world where exploitation and trafficking no longer exist.

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Ambassadors are instrumental in shining a spotlight on human trafficking issues and driving meaningful change. Their support is indispensable to our efforts in combatting child trafficking and securing the necessary resources for our mission.

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Rob Ryan wearing our TKO "Trafficking Knocked-Out" Baseball cap

Rob Ryan wearing our TKO "Trafficking Knocked-Out" Baseball cap

Maxx Crosby wearing his custom Backwards-K snapback

Jimmy Garoppolo, Aidan O'Connell and Brian Hoyer

Jimmy Garoppolo, Aidan O'Connell and Brian Hoyer wearing their custom Backwards-K snapbacks

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NFL players: Trevon Moehrig, Christopher Smith, Isaiah Pola-Mao, Marcus Epps and Jaden Grant wearing their custom Backwards-K snapbacks


Sabrina lonescu, WNBA New York Liberty superstar and Hroniss Grasu, Las Vegas Raiders center wearing their custom Backwards-K snapbacks

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Rob Ryan wearing our TKO "Trafficking Knocked-Out" Baseball cap

Tim Tyszu wearing our TKO "Trafficking Knocked-Out" snapback.

Chuck Liddell wearing our TKO "Trafficking Knocked-Out" Baseball cap.

My Cause My Cleats

NFL players and coaches expose their interests beyond the sport, expressing their heartfelt commitments through My Cause My Cleats. For 2023, My Cause My Cleats designed a special pair for The Backwards K Project, Athletes Against Child Trafficking. This initiative allows players to select a cause dear to them and showcase their support for the chosen organization by wearing custom cleats. 

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Board of Directors

Our dedicated board of directors drive our organization's mission forward with unwavering commitment

Cathy Boswell

Board Member

Cathy Boswell

Cathy Boswell is a USA Olympic Gold Medalist for women’s basketball and was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2023. 

She has spent over two decades living abroad playing and coaching professionally. The cultural immersion (including speaking 5 languages) she experienced during this time has deepened her passion for mentoring and maintaining the safety of children on and off the court.  

Since returning stateside she has worked with refugee children through the Office of Refugee Resettlement program. Additionally, she has dedicated herself to the childcare and foster programs in Arizona and California. 

Cathy believes in the eradication of child trafficking and has committed herself to this mission  through the teamwork and collaboration of Athletes Against Child Trafficking and the backwards K Project.  


Board Member

Rene Tuchscher

Rene Tuscher brings a wealth of experience and leadership to any endeavor she undertakes. With a career spanning roles such as Director of Operations for a bi-national terminal and Chief Operating Officer for a facility maintenance company, she has proven her ability to navigate complex environments and drive success.

Her current role as Partner Representative for Greenhorn Ranch and Real Estate Consultant further showcases her knack for managing diverse operations and fostering strong relationships. Rene's involvement in philanthropic initiatives, including volunteering with organizations like the Balboa Park Conservancy and supporting LEAD San Diego underscores her commitment to making a positive impact in her community.

This extensive experience, coupled with her dedication to philanthropy, makes Rene a valuable addition to the board members of The Backwards K Project, Athletes Against Child Trafficking . Rene recognizes the power of teamwork and collaboration in addressing such complex societal issues and is determined to leverage her expertise and resources to contribute meaningfully to these initiatives. Through her continued support and advocacy, Rene aims to make a tangible difference in the lives of those affected by human trafficking, working towards a world where every child is safe and free from exploitation.


Support the Cause.


Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.

Contact Us

239 Jumping Springs Place, Henderson, NV, 89012 

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