Student Athlete Support Initiatives

Jackie Gilloon Memorial Fund

Our student-athlete support initiatives would not be possible without the amazing support of the Jackie Gilloon Memorial Fund.

Jackie Gilloon (Memorial High School ‘75) played point guard for the Memorial High School Tigers, leading the team to the Hudson County championship in 1973. After an illustrious career playing college basketball for the USC Gamecocks, he was drafted by the Denver Nuggets and later played professionally in Argentina. Jackie returned to West New York to give back to his community as a teacher and coach for many years.

Jackie’s passion for the game and commitment to excellence were unparalleled, and as a true hometown hero, he inspired generations of student-athletes to be their best both on and off the court. To honor Jackie’s legacy, his friends, fans, and family have organized the Jackie Gilloon Memorial Fund, in partnership with Partners in Prevention, to continue providing resources and programs to student-athletes throughout Hudson County.

Tackling Opioids Through Prevention for Athletes

The TOP Toolkit: Tackling Opioids through Prevention for Athlete is intended to help guide and raise awareness of opioid use and abuse among young student athletes and to provide evidence-based recommendations and information that will encourage and promote policy and practice changes that will strengthen schools, athletic departments and community based athletic programs.

How We Help

Mental Health

Learning about the unique stressors that student athletes face and resources to manage them.


Learning about taking preventative measures to ensure health and longevity.


Understanding the signs and symptoms of burnout as well as how to prevent it from happening.


Learning how to bring everything a student athlete can to competition while remaining respectful and fair.


Learning the importance and benefits of setting routines and how coaches and athletic directors can help their students athletes.