Few athletes possess the ability to leave a lasting impact on both their sport and the community they serve. As an accomplished College World Series champion and NIL (Name, Image, Likeness) partner of our firm, Gavin Guidry is the perfect embodiment of the duality.
Guidry recently participated in the Gatorade Play It Forward initiative, which empowers athletes to nominate youth sports organizations that champion equity and inclusion for the opportunity to receive a grant. Guidry chose to nominate the Miracle League at Cypress Mounds, a nonprofit organization devoted to enabling children with disabilities to participate in baseball within an inclusive and supportive environment.
Guidry’s introduction to the Miracle League transpired through his affiliation with our firm. A few weeks ago, Guidry joined our team and a few other Get Gordon Athletes to participate in the Miracle League’s end-of-the-season games and award ceremonies. In embracing the “buddy system,” these athletes formed profound connections with the Miracle League players, participating side by side as they ran bases, pitched and partook in the award ceremonies.
Inspired to take a more active role in the Miracle League’s endeavors, Guidry bolstered the organization’s mission by nominating it for the Gatorade Player of the Year initiative, which resulted in a $1,000 grant. McKernan pledged to match the grant in support of Guidry and the organization.
As we celebrate Guidry’s accomplishments on the baseball field, let us also commend his contributions off the field and draw inspiration from his character.