Gordon Ziesing is the son of Rolf and Stephanie Ziesing in Irmo. Gordon has been nominated to be an Athletic Ambassador for the United States through a program called People to People .

People to People Sports Ambassador Programs offer student athletes in grades 5-12 the opportunity to compete internationally, train with world-class coaches, and develop leadership skills, self confidence, and a foundation for success in a globalized world. Program delegations come from local communities, so students make friends locally before they travel globally.

Gordon currently plays baseball at Friarsgate Park . He is a wonderful, talented, and special child who would be an exceptional youth representative for the United States in the Austria games. This program is not only looking for the best players; but also, they need the most well rounded youth to be representative of our country. Gordon will make all of us proud and I am pleased to submit a letter of recommendation on his behalf this week.

Gordon is currently a 7th grader at Dutch Fork Middle School and is a well rounded, good natured kid. He is an avid baseball player – playing since he was 7 years old and plays almost year round in summer league, fall ball, pick up games and batting gages. He is also a good student currently in honors classes at Dutch Fork Middle School, and is also very artistic. He has also benefited from experiencing life in different parts of our country having lived in Pittsburgh, PA; Westerly, RI; Baltimore, MD; and driving cross-country to visit family in Montana.

At such an early age, he’s already showing his exceptional talents on, and off, the field.

* Principal’s list (straight A’s) at CrossRoads Middle , and honor roll at Dutch Fork Middle
* Student Council member at Dutch Fork Middle
* Elected to Beta club at CrossRoads
* Received the “good sportsman” award at “Batter’s Up” baseball camp
* Volunteers as a shadow player for the Challenger baseball league at Irmo Little League
* Assists younger baseball teams during practice

Let’s wish Gordon well in the upcoming selection process. Young men like him truly can make a difference in our community, country, and world.