Noah Geiwitz played baseball for Reynolds High School. He was a standout pitcher on the team.

On April 19, 2022, he tragically lost his life to suicide. His family later found out that Noah was a victim of high school bullying.

Now, through the Noah Geiwitz Legacy Foundation, his family strives to promote Noah's passion for the game with an ultimate goal of building an athletic complex in Northeast Ohio or Western Pennsylvania.

"Having a large acreage facility where you have an indoor place that can host basketball, softball, soccer, lacrosse, football, tennis, volleyball, basketball and then ultimately have outdoor fields as well," said Jason Stanford, a former major league player who became Noah's pitching coach at nine years old.

The facility would also include classroom settings to promote anti-bullying and teaching what it means to be a good teammate.

"With all that said, giving back to Noah and his passion and that was hunting and fishing so having all of that included with this," said Stanford.

Stanford says they've already received a large donation for the future complex that would welcome people of all ages.

"We're currently working with a company down in Florida and they've given us the preliminary ideas of what something might cost," said Stanford.

"For phase one, we're probably looking between five to 10 million and that would be the building and the land. Phase two would probably be another five to 10 million where we'd be able to add more fields for baseball, softball, soccer and football. Phase three would be the whole thing, you'd have the fishing pond and hunting cabins," said Stanford.

In May, the foundation held the first Noah Geiwitz Memorial Tournament. An opportunity to continue Noah's love of the game.

"It means a great deal to our family," said Heidi Emerick, Noah's mother. "It's a huge step for us, really the first thing we got to do in his name. We've had fundraisers before but this has Noah written all over it."

The foundation will continue its efforts to hold events and fundraisers to carry out Noah's legacy.

"I really think that he would be encourage by the way that our community has really stepped up and helped us moved this forward and really throw his vision out there of being a good person," said Emerick.

"Noah was a special person and he's going to continue to be a special person as we continue to grow this," said Stanford.

To learn more about the Noah Geiwitz Legacy Foundation and its mission, or to make a donation to the athletic complex, you can visit