From Addict To Charity Event Director: Derek lived the life of an addict. His abuse of drugs and alcohol lost him his job, his family, his home, his self-esteem, his self-worth, his health … he was an addict in every which way they come.
For him, his years and years of drug and alcohol abuse finally ended on the day he entered the program at Suncoast Rehabilitation Center.
Since July, 2010 he has been a part of this incredible treatment center in many different facets and Charity Golf Tournament Director is one of the many great things he is fortunate enough to be able to do this year.
Here he would like to tell you a little bit about what this tournament means to him & the rest of the staff at SRC.
“Everyone who has suffered from addiction or has been in some way affected by addiction can appreciate how difficult getting into the proper treatment center is, especially a private facility, due to the cost. I was fortunate enough to have my family to pay for my program which has given me a chance to be a part of helping others overcome their addictions.
“In a nutshell, this tournament is a way to assist those who are without financial ability get the help they need through the Suncoast Scholarship Fund. This scholarship will help pay for part or all of the program costs for someone who needs treatment. For me personally, I could not imagine doing two greater things at the same time; playing golf and helping save lives.
“If you are a golfer like me who uses this game to get away from the pressures of everyday life and to challenge yourself to achieve perfection in something that can’t be perfected then I challenge you to come join us at Cypress Run. This golf club is heaven on earth for any golfer of any level with a beautiful lay-out and course conditions second to none. Even if you are not a golfer, but have that place deep inside you where you reach out just to make another person’s life better, sponsor us at this tournament. There are a variety of levels to fit your interest.
“The best part about this event is what it allows us all to be a part of: helping someone get back to the person they were before their addiction took control. Helping someone have the opportunity that many of us at SRC were given: a second chance at life.
“I will make you a promise as Tournament Director and as an avid golfer, this golf course and this event will be one of the best you have ever played by far. Take the challenge & come to Cypress Run for golf and giving at its best.”
Derek A. Queener
SRC Golf Tournament Director
Come meet Derek and join us at our Annual Golf Tournament. Register for the tournament or become a sponsor, at www.LiveDrugFreeSRC.com. Come up on Friday, August 23rd and make a weekend out of it. See you on the green!
Cypress Run Golf Club
2669 St. Andrews Blvd.
Tarpon Springs, Fl 34688
August 24, 2013, 1pm.
GOLF TO SAVE A LIFE!