Wysocki Hosts Clinic To Help Recovering Addicts

Charity Collective Change arranged outreach program in Arizona

Disc Golf for Recovering Addicts (w/ Ricky Wysocki) – 302 Heroes

Collective Change teamed up with @Calvary Healing Center, William D. Nelson, NMD National Addiction Services, and 2x #DiscGolf World Champion Ricky "Sockibomb" Wysocki for our #Drugs and #Alcohol Abuse donation. A group of nine individuals currently going through recovery came out to enjoy a round of #discgolf after Ricky gave us a clinic to teach us the basics. It was incredible learning from one of the best disc golfers in the world and watching him play was a treat for everyone. For our donation, we were able to purchase two disc golf baskets for everyone at Calvary Healing Center to enjoy. Ricky Wysocki’s sponsor, Innova Discs, was kind enough to extend our donation even further, by donating over 30 discs, both putters and drivers, to accompany our donation. We also supplied coffee and bagels for everyone to enjoy! 50% of all drug and alcohol-related relapses result from an individual not having the proper support system. This team-building event has the potential to save lives! After doing some research on the topic, we were surprised at some of these stats:· Around 160,000 people die every year due to alcohol or drug abuse.· Alcohol-related deaths are the fourth-leading preventable cause of death in the US.· 80% of the world’s prescription painkiller supply is consumed by the United States, despite not even making up 5% of the world’s population.· Those who abuse prescription opioids are 40% more likely to use heroin than those who don’t. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Please seek professional help, as there are great programs out there who can help to get you back on track. For help or information, contact Dr. Nelson at National Addiction Services: 602.975.2933.15849 North 71st Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Posted by Collective Change on Monday, March 18, 2019

 

Ricky Wysocki joined up with charity Collective Change to introduce disc golf to those suffering from drug and alcohol addictions.

In January, Wysocki hosted a clinic and played a round of golf with nine patients from the Calvary Healing Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Afterward, he donated extra discs for the center to go with disc golf baskets purchased by Collective Change.

“I loved it and would love to continue working with them,” Wysocki said of his experience with Collective Change. “Hopefully this video will open doors for me to start using this model and doing more stuff throughout my tour as well.”

Collective Change is a community of people who donate $1 for a different charitable cause every month. Members voted on Drug and Alcohol charities in January, with Dr. William Nelson of National Addiction Services winning that month’s donations. Nelson plays regularly with Wysocki when the pro is in Arizona, and he connected Collective Change with Wysocki.

“It was actually Dr. Nelson’s idea to turn this donation into a day of disc golf,” said Evan Wolfson, Collective Change Co-founder. “It got us thinking about putting on a full-blown charity tournament with celebrities and the whole nine. We figure those work great for ball golf, why not for disc?! I’m thinking we might make that happen.”

  1. Bennett Wineka
    Bennett Wineka

    Benn started playing disc golf in the '90s but has somehow never gotten any better. He lives in Decatur, Georgia and cares too much about Atlanta United and UNC basketball. Email him at bennwineka [at] gmail if you have something interesting.

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