Baseball tournament raising awareness for suicide prevention
The Inaugural Liam G. Medd Baseball Tournament is raising awareness on suicide prevention this weekend in remembrance of the 15-year-old Davies High School teenager that took his own life last February.
FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - A baseball tournament is raising awareness on suicide prevention this weekend in honor of the 15-year-old Davies High School teenager that took his own life last February.
The Inaugural Liam G. Medd Baseball Tournament will host 28 teams from North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota on Tharaldson Baseball Complex and Starion Field from Friday, June 11th through Sunday, June 13th. Admission is $10.00.
The proceeds from this tournament will go to the 4-6-3 Foundation. This group is a Dakota Medical Foundation created to reduce stigma, build hope and end teen suicide.
Fargo Youth Baseball Players will wear custom jerseys in the days leading up to the tournament, displaying the message that says, ‘You Are Not Alone.’
“You are not alone,” said Alex Sumner, President/CEO Fargo Youth Baseball. “Don’t feel like you are the only person out there. There are resources out there that can help you if you are having bad thoughts or just need someone to talk to. If we can save one, it’s worth it.”
The Inaugural Liam G. Medd Baseball Tournament will begin their games at 9:00am on Friday, June 11th. Liam’s parents and a Sanford Pediatric Traumatic Stress Specialist will begin at 7:00pm, followed by Liam’s former team playing in a featured game around 8:00pm.
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