Category: Meet the GameChangers

Gov. Justice and GameChanger Announce Launch Of Innovative Prevention Education Program

CLARKSBURG, WV — Gov. Jim Justice today joined several officials to announce the launch of a new student-powered Opioid and Substance Misuse Prevention Program. The program is the first of its kind and results from a service agreement between GameChanger and the world-renowned Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. GameChanger is a student-powered, substance misuse prevention movement connecting West Virginia students and the educators who care about them through a coordinated, comprehensive preven Continue Reading »

Sen. Manchin, Nick Saban kick off GameChanger event

by Charles Young SENIOR STAFF WRITER, WV News May 26, 2021 WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — Two of West Virginia’s favorite native sons — a U.S. senator and the winningest coach in college football history — came together recently for an event benefiting West Virginia GameChanger. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and University of Alabama head coach Nick Saban held a joint press conference to kick off The Game Changer Golf Classic and Prevention ... Continue Reading »

Sports celebrities coming to the Greenbrier for Game Changer Golf Classic and prevention luncheon

A team’s worth of football and other sports celebrities — many with West Virginia ties — will be on hand at the Greenbrier Wednesday and Thursday to help raise money for the statewide and national substance misuse prevention program for high schoolers. The two-day event is the Game Changer Golf Classic, and Prevention and Education Luncheon. Alabama football head coach Nick Saban and his wife, Terry, will serve as hosts. Nick ... Continue Reading »

First WV GameChanger Golf Classic hosted at The Greenbrier Resort

MORGANTOWN — The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs will host the first Game Changer Golf Classic and Opioid and Substance Misuse Prevention Education Luncheon on May 26-27. Alabama head football coach Nick Saban and his wife, Terry, will return to their native West Virginia as special guests. The event is held to raise awareness of the growing opioid and substance misuse problem in West Virginia and to raise the necessary ... Continue Reading »

The Playbook Podcast Feature

The Playbook Podcast, by The Yurconic Agency, featured special guest Joe Boczek, the Executive Director of WV Game Changer today. Joe talked about how we are making a difference during the opioid epidemic by building a powerful peer-led support system. You can watch the entire episode here: https://fb.watch/4IbCUh3hMA/ Continue Reading »

Announcing New Partnership with The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

We are excited to announce our partnership with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation! “I thank WV Game Changer, the WV Drug Intervention Institute, Inc., and Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation for joining forces and working with our school systems to make a powerful difference for the next generation of West Virginians,” said Governor Justice. Read more about our partnership below! https://mailchi.mp/wv/gov-justice-wv-game-changer-announces-partnership-to-bring-substance-use-prevention-to-more-stu Continue Reading »
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