Why the Sammy D Foundation?

In 2008, Adelaide teenager Sam Davis went out with his friends to a party on a Saturday night, just like thousands of other teens around Australia. The difference was that Sam was to fall victim of a violent and unprovoked one punch assault that cost him his life.

Sam's parents Nat Cook and Neil Davis founded the Sammy D Foundation, with the ultimate aim of providing skills to young people in order to prevent such a tragedy from happening in our community again.

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The Sammy D Foundation believes that every young person deserves to be loved, supported and protected. Many need guidance and positive role modelling to equip them with the skills and confidence needed to not only avoid dangerous situations, but to also live healthier, safer and successful lives.

The principal aims of the Sammy D Foundation are to:

  • Measurably reduce youth crime in South Australia       
  • Raise awareness of harm-causing behaviour
  • Bring families closer together
  • Nurture positive relationships, particularly mateship
  • Provide youth with opportunities to be successful and feel valued by their community.


A message from Rosewater Football Club

Jun 09 2015
Firstly I would like to thank Neil Davis and the team from the Sammy D Foundation for coming o...

Sammy D Foundation demand doubles amid surge in ice use

Jun 08 2015
DEMAND for the Sammy D Foundation's drug and alcohol information sessions has more th...

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