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Tournament honors teen who died using synthetic marijuana

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Logan Cushner, courtesy P.A. Cushner Logan Cushner, courtesy P.A. Cushner

Family and friends of a Clearwater teen, who died in January after smoking synthetic marijuana, hosted a flag football tournament in his honor Saturday.

Investigators said Logan Kushner, 19, was high on a product called Jazz when he jumped in a Clearwater creek and drowned. He was home on winter break from Stetson University. Florida pulled the synthetic marijuana product off shelves three months after he died.

Kushner's parents and friends created the "I'm Logan It" foundation in his honor earlier this year. The goal of the organization is to inspire acts of kindness in others, something Kushner did every day according to his parents.

"His kindness and his caring for other people had to continue one way or another," said his mother, P.A. Kushner.

Hundreds of friends, neighbors, and strangers joined the Kushner's Saturday at the foundations first fundraiser at the Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex. They were there to play football, Logan Kushner's favorite sport.

"We really chose to remember how he lived his live, not how he died," said Logan's father, Michael Kushner.

All of the money raised will go to youth sports teams, the Tourette's Syndrome Association, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund. The Kushner's say all of those causes were close to their son's heart.

"I said ‘you're gonna help a lot of kids one day' and I didn't know it was going to be like this," said P.A. Kushner.

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