“This particular event is one that we put on every year, and it shows those new to recovery that they can still have fun without drugs or alcohol,” said Meredith Turnbull, events manager at Immersion Recovery Center.
The annual tournament benefits a different non-profit organization every year. This year, proceeds benefited the Delray Beach Police Department Community Advocacy Response Education Service program (CARES). The advocacy program, launched by the department in 2017, assists individuals and families coping with addiction, overdoses, mental illness, or homelessness. Specifically, CARES advocates work with individuals who have recently overdosed, helping them understand their resources and find addiction treatment that meets their individual needs.