Notre Dame Hockey team raises awareness for local foundation

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The Notre Dame Hockey team is partnering with a local foundation to raise awareness at Saturday’s game against Minnesota.

The Irish are partnering with the 525 Foundation’s ‘Drop 2 Stop’ program, which aims to raise awareness about opioid misuse and abuse.

The partnership is linked by Graham Slaggert, Notre Dame’s sophomore forward. 

Slaggert grew up playing hockey with Nick and Jack Savage, who the 525 foundation was established upon. 

The Savage family lost the two due to opioid misuse, and Notre Dame aims to continue raising awareness for the family.

"We’re so excited about the partnership with Notre Dame Hockey and 525 Foundation," foundation president and co-founder Becky Savage said.

"Any time we can get our message in front of new faces, it’s a win. We view events like this as an opportunity to use our story to educate more people about the dangers of prescription drug misuse and abuse."

The team will wear special jerseys at the game with an interior patch affixed with the 525 Foundation logo.

The jerseys will be auctioned online to benefit the foundation, and fans can drop off expired or unneeded pills at the game as a part of the Drop 2 Stop program.

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