Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Tonight, The Partnership at Drugfree.org held their 25th Annual Gala and fund raising event. As a part of that event an announcement was made about the 2011 Play Healthy Award winner. This is an award sponsored by Major League Baseball, Major League Baseball Charities and The Partnership at Drugfree.org. This award is given to a single coach and a player from nominations of deserving coaches  and players from across the nation.

Tonight in New York City at the Waldorf=Astoria, SUSAN MAYBERRY, coach of the Basehor Linwood Bobcats softball team was introduced and announced as the National Play Healthy Coaches Award Winner.
Susan's efforts in coaching and working with her players and students concerning the risks and dangers of drug use in the pursuit of success on the field and off the field made her a winner of this National Award.

I had the proud honor of nominating Susan for this award and she was chosen by Major League Baseball and The Partnership. I nominated her based on her initiative to bring the experience of drug abuse and addiction right into her classroom. Along with her efforts along with Ms. Knowles the drama teacher at BLHS in presenting "Under The Influence" play. You can read about our first hand experiences here:

The Play Healthy Award: http://playhealthy.drugfree.org/default.aspx

Congratulations, Susan. You deserve this honor and keep up the good work.


Dawn said...

That's fantastic Ron - Thanks for sharing with us. What a great teacher she is!!

Lou said...

I admire the people who give their time to this! If one kid is stopped from experimenting, it's so worthwhile

beachteacher said...

great for her : )
Beats the hell out of DARE...for sure.

Magoo said...

Ron---Thank you for nominating me for this award. I choose to share it with every parent or child who has or is suffering with the disease of addiction. Peace be with all who are affected and all who strive to find better treatments and those who increase educational awareness!