Friday, April 12, 2024

Dodgeball Tourney Open to the Public

Get five people together to form a dodgeball team, and get ready to play in theNational Recovery Awareness Month Dodgeball Tournament and BBQ at Lake Ida Park, Sept. 20.

The outdoor tournament at 1455 Lake Ida Road, Delray Beach, will run from from noon to 5 p.m. It’s sponsored by Lighthouse Recovery Institute, a licensed drug, alcohol and eating disorder treatment center, specifically for women.

There’s more than dodgeball at this event. Participants can look forward to food, refreshments and raffle prizes, says Jordan Whitehead, director of business development at the Lighthouse Recovery Institute. Plus the entire team can sign up for only $25.

Whether you’re in recovery or not, you can join in the dodgeball fun, Whitehead says.

“Even if they’re not a recovering alcoholic or an active alcoholic, usually, through six degrees of separation, they know someone who is affected by the disease,” he says.

National Recovery Month is about making people more aware of the reality behind addiction. Whitehead says its purpose is to dispel common stigma that people suffering from addiction are all homeless, carry brown bags with bottles and don’t take care of themselves.

“We’re all, for the most part, adults trying to move forward in our lives,” he says.

Money raised from the tournament will be donated to an addiction- or alcoholism-based charity, but the specific charity has not yet been identified, Whitehead says. This is the first tournament of its kind for the recovery institute.

To sign up, email or call 561/859-3413. To find out more Lighthouse Recovery Institute (4733 W. Atlantic Ave., Suite C-17) visit


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