May 2, 2022
Contact: Madolyn Kloster
Company: The Bridge Sports Complex
The Bridge will join GameChangers, a drug misuse prevention organization educating adolescents in West Virginia about drug-free lifestyles, in the fight against the opioid crisis.
[Bridgeport, WV] May 2, 2022 – Effective this June, GameChangers will expand its operations beyond school districts and grow its reach into the sports complex/community center space. Currently, GameChangers’ representation in Harrison County is limited to the Harrison County School District. With this announcement, The Bridge Sports Complex will become a designated GameChangers facility, the first of its kind in the state.
The mission of GameChangers is to educate the community about pursuing healthy, drug-free lifestyles. The Bridge will assist in this mission by providing the community’s youth an outlet for recreation that will allow them to rise above the influence of drugs. West Virginia currently leads the nation in opioid deaths, with 42 out of 100,000 residents dying annually from drug overdoses, 82% of which involve opioids. The Bridge is excited to assist in breaking the cycle of addiction and preventing young people from turning to illicit substances.
To celebrate receiving this distinction, The Bridge will host the GameChangers Tailgate: Family Fun Extravaganza at the Citynet Center on June 3r starting at 5:00 PM and ending with a spectacular firework display. The event will be free of charge and will include games, competition sand tournaments, live DJ, and food. There will be giveaways and grand prizes available. Former NFL player Ryan Leaf will attend the event as keynote speaker.
For more information about the event, contact The Bridge Sports Complex at (304)848-8270. More information will be released in the upcoming weeks.
About The Bridge Sports Complex: The Bridge, located in Bridgeport, WV, is the newest destination for all things sports, recreation, and wellness. Sitting on 126 acres in North Central West Virginia, The Bridge includes an outdoor turf field, baseball diamonds, multipurpose fields, walking path, and the Citynet Center, an indoor facility with 156,000square feet of courts, turf, aquatics, fitness, and more. To learn more, visit thebridgewv.com.