By Sheilah M. Powell

It’s game on for recovery!  Who’s going to be in Minnesota for some football, food and friends THIS SUNDAY??!!

Join the Mobilize Recovery Across America tour bus at the Hazelden Betty Ford‘s St. Paul campus Sunday and celebrate one of the country’s greatest sports rivalries, the Minnesota Vikings versus the Green Bay Packers.  You don’t want to miss this so Register NOW! 

Hazelden Betty Ford is a world-renowned provider of addiction and mental health treatment services. Harnessing science, love and the wisdom of lived experience, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is a force of healing and hope for families and communities affected by substance use and mental health conditions, according to their site.  

“We want to celebrate the reality that folks in our large, local Twin Cities recovery community—including people brand new to recovery—are part of something bigger, something exciting, meaningful and fun,” said Hazelden Betty Ford Director of Communications and Public Affairs Jeremiah Gardner. 

“Mobilize Recovery is a powerful symbol of our connection and, for many, a glimpse into what’s possible,” he continued.  “To me, recovery means freedom to pursue the everyday adventures of life.” 

What a great way to kick off pro football’s opening weekend and celebrate the big wins of life in recovery. Come and enjoy some hot-off-the-grill food, zero-proof beverages, yard games and activities, music and good vibes, and televised pregame coverage. 

“Hazelden Betty Ford loves partnering with Mobilize Recovery to lift up more recovery voices and solutions,” he said. “Healing, hope, inspiration and action – that’s what it’s all about, and the Mobilize Recovery team brings that amazing spirit to everything. That’s the best part, and we’re grateful!”  

Not only can you enjoy food, nonalcoholic drinks and football, but you HAVE TO sign the Mobilize Recovery national tour bus before it heads out for its next stop, in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Make your mark on history and leave your name, recovery date, name of a loved one or family member, or an uplifting quote or saying. Anything that is meaningful to you and your recovery! 

“Lots of things in our society work against wellbeing, and few things promote healing. Quite simply, we need more recovery, and recovery isn’t going to grow like it needs to unless we mobilize and make it happen,” Jeremiah said.  

Remember when planning for this Sunday that seating is limited so please bring your own pop-up/folding chairs, if you have one. Also, this is a public event and there will be social media coverage and photographers. By attending, you authorize organizers and Hazelden to use your image in celebration of recovery and wellness. Click here for more information. 

This event is hosted and sponsored by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and Mobilize Recovery in recognition of National Recovery Month. See you at 1 p.m. at Hazelden Betty Ford 680 Stewart Avenue in St. Paul!