In Jordan's Honor (Sept. 23, 2014)
Rockdale High honors late baseball player, recent graduate (Sept. 18, 2014)
The family of a Rockdale County High School baseball player who lost his life to Lupus last year is making sure his spirit lives on with the establishment of the Jordan D. Savage Foundation, Inc. to reach youth through sports.
The non-profit foundation is a community service organization that is dedicated to honoring and celebrating the life of Jordan D. Savage by raising funds to provide support to the high school and youth sports programs in our community.
The primary fundraiser for the foundation is the Savage Run 5K. a 3.1 mile run/walk that will be held June 6, 2015. For more information about the race or to become a sponsor go to www.rusignup.com/savagerun5k.
"Jordan was a passionate and loyal athlete and teammate. We can think of no better way of memorializing his life than to perform services and raise funds to allow young athletes to play, enjoy and excel in the sport of their choice," wrote his mother Claire Henry. "We also support the programs of the Lupus Foundation of Georgia and seek to help improve the quality of life for persons living with Lupus."
Jordan Savage was a recent 2014 graduate of Rockdale County High School and former Rockdale Youth Baseball Association player. Savage battled an unpredictable opponent known as Lupus, an autoimmune disease.
"Jordan was a wonderful young man who loved people and sports. One of his classmates was quoted as saying, 'He had a way of making everyone feel as if they were his best friend,'" said Claire Henry.
Jordan's mother started the Jordan D. Savage foundation to help other young people get involved in sports and learn about other sports careers that aren't often considered. As a former police officer, she encountered at-risk youth who could have benefited from being involved in organized sports rather than getting into trouble.
The Jordan D Savage Foundation helps young people realize their goals, fostering confidence and discipline through sports involvement, and helps to improve the quality of life for persons living with Lupus.
The foundation will provide registration fee assistance for youth who cannot afford the entry fees to play baseball or other sports.
If you are a youth under age 18 and need help with registration fees for sports, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information contact Claire Henry, 404-512-0090, twitter:@jdsavagefdn or https://www.facebook.com/jordan.savage.7146
Also, if you would like to contribute to the Jordan D. Savage Foundation, you can go to www.gofundme.com/ejgcqk .