The mission of the Derek Hatcher Foundation is to raise awareness of substance abuse and addiction. Proceeds go to programs that fight the disease of addiction and protect our youth from substance abuse. We are a 501c3 non-profit organization.
Derek Hatcher was an exceptional quarterback at Ridgeview High School in Clay County, Florida from 2005-2009. After the start of a successful college football career, Derek sadly passed away from a drug overdose in his college dorm room on February 21st, 2016. Derek struggled with addiction for three years prior to his death, and during that time he began to share his story with high school football teams, rehabilitation centers and inmates within the juvenile justice system. That One Line highlights Derek sharing his message with others in hopes of saving someone from enduring the nightmare of addiction that he did. In these clips, he explains how “that one line” changed his life forever.
Derek's mother, Debbie Rizer, along with several of Derek's friends and family, fight courageously to end the opoid epidemic by sharing Derek's powerful words.
If you are the struggling parent of a child abusing drugs or alcohol, please join our support group, Parents for Sanity, which meets on the first Thursday of every month at the Fleming Island Library at 7pm.
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