Dee Gordon, Seattle Mariners
Dee Gordon is a two-time All-Star, Silver Slugger, Hits leader, and Gold Glove Award winner. Yet, his efforts off the field and in the community are even more impressive. Dee created his Flash of Hope program in 2015 while in Miami to support kids and families who have been affected by domestic violence. When he was six, Dee lost his own mother to domestic abuse. Her memory has not only motivated him to accomplish his dreams, but also inspired his passion to support families dealing with domestic violence and help children who have lost a parent. In 2018, Dee brought his Flash of Hope program to Seattle and partnered with the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, LifeWire, New Beginnings, and API Chaya to host families for a day at the ballpark. In addition, Dee has partnered with Food for the Hungry, Striking Out Poverty, Boys & Girls Clubs, Seattle Children’s, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Mariners Care. Dee overcame a terrible tragedy to make a positive impact in the lives of others. Fred Hutch is honored to pay tribute to Dee Gordon as the 55th Hutch Award® winner. Read more about Dee here.