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Who would Gordie have been today? His stepfather always thought Gordie would become an actor or director--he had a passion for the stage and had been making elaborate movies from the time he learned to operate the home video camera. We don't get to know who Gordie would have been because his life ended tragically due to hazing and alcohol overdose when he was just 18. Gordie would have turned 33 this month, and his family and friends cherish the time they shared with him--and we all benefit from them sharing his story with us. On February 22nd, take some time to remember Gordie and commit to looking out for those around you. We can all celebrate his birthday by taking his lifesaving message to heart. Happy 33rd birthday, Gordie!

How will you remember Gordie? We offer Gordie Kindness Cards to encourage random acts of kindness that spread Gordie's story (you can print your own cards here!) on his birthday and every day. #RememberGordie and help save lives by sharing his message.
Gordie Center News and Updates
Meme Ewald
Social Media Intern
Meme Ewald just joined the Gordie Center team as our Social Media Intern! Meme is a 3rd year student at the University of Virginia who became passionate about the Gordie Center's mission after seeing HAZE during her first year at UVA. We are excited to have her help grow our social media presence on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Look for more content as Meme settles into her new role. Learn more about Meme and her family from our 2017 print publication!
Kent State APPLE Team
2019 APPLE Training Institutes
The Gordie Center just finished hosting our 2019 APPLE Training Institutes in January. APPLE is the leading national training institute dedicated to substance misuse prevention and health promotion for student-athletes and athletics department administrators. Prevention teams comprised of student-athletes and administrators from 68 NCAA-member schools participated in either the Charlottesville, VA, or Orlando, FL, APPLE Training Institute.
Thank you for supporting our mission and helping to spread Gordie's story. Together, we can work to prevent hazing and alcohol overdose nationwide. Don't forget to celebrate Gordie's birthday on February 22nd by committing to be an active bystander and sharing Gordie's story!

Until next month,

Susie Bruce,  Director, The Gordie Center
Jill Maurer, National Development & Program Coordinator 
 
 


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