PHOTO OF THE DAY: Substance Abuse Awareness Talk At Wilmington Middle School

Ex-baseball star Jeff Allison gave a substance abuse awareness talk to the 8th graders at the Wilmington Middle School on Friday morning.  Allison’s promising baseball career was derailed by a heroin addiction.  (Photo from Tony Coppola, managing director of Jeff Allison Baseball, on Twitter).

In his weekly newsletter to staff, Principal Ralph Olsen wrote: “Our sincere appreciation to the Wilmington Board of Health for funding Jeff Allison’s presentation to our Grade 8 students.  His powerful message regarding substance abuse resonated with our students.  Being a local high school baseball phenomenon and being a first round draft pick of the Miami Marlins was a connection for many potential athletes, males and females.  It was his personal addiction and how he has battled for his true identity which was a topic of discussion at lunch.”

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Jeff Allison At WMS
Jeff Allison speaking to the Wilmington Middle School 8th graders

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