Super Bowl Event to Help More Than 600 Local People Struggling with Opioid Use

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Jennifer Pierson
Lindner Center of HOPE
(513) 536-0316
jennifer.pierson@lindnercenter.org

Super Bowl Event to Help
More Than 600 Local People Struggling with Opioid Use
Touchdown for HOPE Took Place Sunday, February 5, 2017

Mason, OH –The eighth annual Touchdown for HOPE Super Bowl Sunday event took place Sunday, February 5, 2017 at the Great American Ballpark Champions Club.
Proceeds from Touchdown for HOPE are now in place to subsidize the cost of assessment and treatment for those suffering from prescription opioid/heroin addiction at Lindner Center of HOPE’s HOPE Center North location.  With approximately 265 tickets sold and sponsorships, Lindner Center of HOPE is positioned to help more than 600 people struggling with opioid use disorder — an investment of over $160,000. Lindner Center of HOPE’s HOPE Center North location made the subsidy available Monday, February 6, 2017.

This is just one element of Lindner Center of HOPE’s response to the overdose crisis in the local community.  Many people suffer from not having the funds to pay for services for a daily treatment program, despite the fact that in most cases this is the most effective treatment option.  The inconsistency results in declining treatment effectiveness significantly over time.

Touchdown for HOPE is a classy and fun Super Bowl party with big screen televisions, plush seating, and signature Cincinnati food favorites and other upscale tailgate-style treats. All taking place in a sports fan’s dream location –overlooking the baseball field.

Anthony and Dede Muňoz were onsite as Honorary Hosts as well as Touchdown Team Captains Sam Bortz and Mike Glen and their group of offensive coordinators.

Lindner Center of HOPE in Mason is a comprehensive mental health center providing excellent, patient-centered, scientifically-advanced care for individuals suffering with mental illness. A state-of-the-science, mental health center and charter member of the National Network of Depression Centers, the Center provides psychiatric hospitalization and partial hospitalization for individuals age 12-years-old and older, outpatient services for all ages, diagnostic and short-term residential services for adults and adolescents, outpatient services for substance abuse through HOPE Center North location and co-occurring disorders for adults and research. The Center is enhanced by its partnership with UC Health as its clinicians are ranked among the best providers locally, nationally and internationally. Together Lindner Center of HOPE and UC Health offer a true system of mental health care in the Greater Cincinnati area and across the country. The Center is also affiliated with the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine.

Dr. Paul Keck, Jr. President and CEO, Lindner Center of HOPE, Thanks the crowd for their support in helping folks in our community struggling with heroin/opioid use disorders.

Dr. Paul Keck, Jr. President and CEO, Lindner Center of HOPE, Thanks the crowd for their support in helping folks in our community struggling with heroin/opioid use disorders.

 

(l-r) Marjorie Hulgrave, Albert Hulgrave, Frances Lindner and Craig Lindner attended Touchdown for HOPE.

(l-r) Marjorie Hulgrave, Albert Hulgrave, Frances Lindner and Craig Lindner attended Touchdown for HOPE.

 

Dr. Paul Keck, Jr., John Ryan, Pat Ryan, Scott Robertson and Dr. Susan McElroy

Dr. Paul Keck, Jr., John Ryan, Pat Ryan, Scott Robertson and Dr. Susan McElroy

 

Lauri Robertson, Dede Muňoz, Anthony Muňoz, Ashley Robertson

Lauri Robertson, Dede Muňoz, Anthony Muňoz, Ashley Robertson

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