The Third Annual Phoenix House Celebrity Tournament took place on a perfect day for golf, and Cypress Run Golf Club in Tarpon Springs, Florida, was the perfect venue. More than 100 participants met on the course for good-natured competition with colleagues, friends, celebrities, and fellow golf enthusiasts, all with the shared goal of supporting Phoenix House Florida’s work to help individuals with drug and alcohol addictions.
Cypress Run offered our golfers the opportunity to play on one of Florida’s most prestigious courses. The fun began with registration and a pre-tournament luncheon. Then a 1 p.m. shotgun start sent the golfers onto the course, eager for healthy competition. Throughout the day, participants had a chance to browse the many exciting raffle prizes and silent auction items, which included a week-long stay in a luxurious condominium in Buenos Aires, autographed sports memorabilia, and gift certificates to fine dining establishments and sporting goods stores. Each registered golfer also received a customized Razor Golf driver as a tee gift in appreciation of their participation in the event.
An award dinner followed the competition, with moving words from a completer of the Phoenix House Citra Residential Program. His story of his long struggle with addiction and his recovery at Phoenix House reminded everyone present of the real purpose of the event.
The First Place award went to the team of Dennis Holland, D.J. Holland, Ted Spec, Don Kerr, and Don Peterson. The Second Place team included Bob Krull, Tom Miller, Rick Faulks, Mike Minichino, and Michael Van Diver. Third Prize was awarded to David Budney, Craig Gross, Jim Unsted, Gordon McCosh, and Reggie Jefferson. Closest-to-the-Pin winners were Fred Bender and David Maus, Jr. Congratulations to all!
Phoenix House Florida provides substance abuse rehabilitation for adolescents at the Derek Jeter Center in Tampa and at Phoenix House Outpatient Services in Brandon. Adults also receive outpatient counseling at the Tampa and Brandon facilities. The Phoenix House Residential Program in Citra provides residential rehabilitation for adults whose substance abuse is advanced or complicated by mental health issues, with separate, gender-specific services for women at the Nancy C. and Raymond E. Murray Unit. Our newest program, offering Outpatient Services in Hyde Park, is in collaboration with The Centre for Women, and helps adults and families build healthy, productive futures as they reclaim their lives from addiction.
If someone you love is struggling with alcohol or drugs, please call 1 888 671 9392 today. Someone is standing by to help.