This week on #WeBelieveInSports our host, Michael Eady, is joined by Executive Director of the Lutzie 43 Foundation, Mike Lutzenkirchen. Mike is the father of the late Philip Lutzenkirchen, a former Auburn University student-athlete from 2009-2012 who was tragically killed as a passenger in a distracted and impaired driving accident in 2014. Alongside his family, Mike created the Lutzie 43 Foundation as a way to spread awareness of the dangers of distracted and impaired driving and to inspire young people to make better decisions as drivers and friends, using Philip’s life and legacy to inspire change. Mike sits down with us to share how sports had an impact on Philip’s life, his own and now the foundation as a whole.
How is it possible to turn a devastating tragedy into a message that benefits thousands of young people? Listen to this edition of "Exploring The MindSide" to hear Dr. McCabe talk with Mike Lutzenkirchen about the loss of his son, Philip, and how he is using that tragic event to educate young people on the importance of making choices. If you'd like to learn more about Mike Lutzenkirchen and the Lutzie 43 Foundation, visit www.Lutzie43.org For more information about The MindSide: Sports and Performance Psychology, visit www.TheMindSide.com