Crossroads’ annual golf classic raises $28K for substance abuse treatment

The American Fine Art team: Phill Koss, JT Bryan, Randy Ornelas and Courtney Hood. (submitted photo)

The American Fine Art team: Phill Koss, JT Bryan, Randy Ornelas and Courtney Hood. (submitted photo)

Crossroads, the largest residential substance abuse treatment program in the Southwest, hosted their 27th Annual Golf Classic tournament presented by Lerner & Rowe on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Papago Golf Course in Phoenix.

This annual event raises proceeds for the At a Crossroads Scholarship Fund that provides men and women, who cannot afford substance abuse treatment, the opportunity to find recovery and enroll in Crossroads’ programs, according to a press release.

This year’s Golf Classic raised over $28,000.

Each year, the nonprofit raises over $300,00 in scholarship funds to provide over 300 motivated men and women who have little, or nothing at all, the chance to find sobriety. Crossroads is the only residential treatment provider in Arizona that welcomes individuals who cannot afford to pay for services by providing them with financial assistance.

“Crossroads believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to find sobriety and recovery, regardless of their ability to pay,” said Crossroads Executive Director Lee Pioske, in the release.

“Every cent raised by the annual Golf Classic tournament funds the At a Crossroads Scholarship Fund, allowing us to fulfill this philosophy. As a result, each year, we are able to help so many scholarship recipients return to their families and the community as sober, healthy and self-sufficient individuals.”

The availability of high quality, affordable substance abuse treatment is limited in Arizona and many individuals do not have the financial resources to get the help they need, the release stated. The state of Arizona is currently the 15th highest drug overdose death rate in the nation.

The impact of drug and alcohol addiction is growing significantly stronger and more deadly each day, making Crossroads’ mission to promote recovery, personal growth and healing more important than ever.

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