Friday, October 17, 2014

Partnership for Drug-free Kids  
Dear Joseph,

Prescription drug abuse is a huge problem everywhere, but especially in Orange County, California. I know this because that’s where I grew up and played high school varsity baseball. I witnessed this abuse among my peers and in my own family, and I wanted to do something about it.

So I worked to educate my community about the risks of medicine abuse, joining with my local police department to promote prescription drug take-back days. That’s why it was awesome to receive the Play Healthy Award from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and Major League Baseball (MLB) Charities last year, winning a trip to New York City and meeting people who shared the same passion in helping others.

Now, I want to pay it forward and ask you to nominate a student athlete and/or youth coach for the 5th Annual Commissioner’s Play Healthy Awards. Do you know that kid on the team who is super focused on being healthy to achieve his dream of playing pro ball? What about the coach who makes you feel that you are going to play the best game of your life, just because you can? If so, get involved now and tell us why that special person is making a difference.

Hurry - the deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, October 31st, 2014!

Good luck,

Garrett Burk
Freshman, Harvard University
2013 Student-Athlete Winner

Help us spread the word with these sample tweets:

#PlayHealthy #Contest! Nominate extraordinary coaches & student athletes for chance to win trip to NYC & more!

Inspiring #studentathlete & #youth #coach can win trip to NYC & more! Find out how #PlayHealthy 
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