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Centerstone launches new Community Day Bocce Tournament

Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health care, will add a third day to its annual bocce tournament in the Spring, and teams sign-ups are open.

The Centerstone Community Day Bocce Tournament will be held on Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Murphysboro Bocce Courts. Teams of four can sign up at https://bit.ly/2022CommunityDay. Registration is $120 for a team of four and includes lunch by Baldy’s BBQ Food Truck. Everyone is welcome to sign up for the Community Day Bocce Tournament.

“We invite friends and supporters from the community to join us in a day of bocce fun in a community day tournament,” said Centerstone Director of Advancement Erin Camfield. “This fundraising event supports our clients, neighbors, friends and family members and their mental health needs.”

This is the 20th year for Centerstone’s bocce events. The events raise money and awareness for mental health and substance use disorder treatment.

The Centerstone bocce events, presented by SIU Credit Union, start off on April 21 with Centerstone vocational and residential clients enjoying a day of play and a barbeque at the Herrin Bocce Courts. The Centerstone Client Day Bocce Tournament is sponsored by First Mid Bank & Trust and Twinscotman LLC.

The Client Day Bocce Tournament is sponsored by (team sponsors):

  • First Southern Bank
  • Gilbert, Huffman, Prosser, Hewson & Barke, LTD.
  • Heartland Regional Medical Center
  • J&S Pharmacy
  • SAB Construction
  • Shawnee Express

Additional sponsorship opportunities are available for the Client Day Bocce Tournament at https://bit.ly/2022Bocce.

A VIP party, sponsored by Timberline, will be held at the Starlight Lake, 5141 Moake School Rd., Marion, at 5:30 p.m. on April 21.

On April 22, Community Partner Bocce Tournament play will begin at the Herrin Bocce Courts at 9:30 a.m. with 24 four-person teams. Team sponsorship is $500 and includes company recognition, one four-person team, lunch catered by Crystal’s, and a day of unlimited networking opportunities.

Teams and sponsors include:

  • Bank of Herrin
  • Clearwave Communications
  • HireLevel
  • Infinity Realty
  • LMBC
  • Mark T. Krones, Century 21 House of Realty
  • Stearns Agency Country Financial
  • The Print Shop
  • Watermark

Additional sponsorship opportunities and team slots are available for the April 22 Community Partner Bocce Tournament at https://bit.ly/2022Bocce.

Lunch, sponsored by Southern Illinois Healthcare, and drinks, sponsored by Enterprise Fleet Management, will be provided each day during the three-day tournament, sponsored by General Dynamics Ordinance and Tactical Systems; Banterra; JMO Modular; and Priority Staffing Group LTD. All courts are shielded from the sun by a pavilion, sponsored by Diederich and Willis Towers Watson.

“This tournament showcases some of what Centerstone does best, which is building relationships: relationships among clients having fun together, between clients and staff, and with Centerstone and our community partners,” said John G. Markley, Regional CEO of Centerstone.

Funds raised through this event will be used to enhance treatment opportunities, remove barriers and instill hope in the children, adults and families served by Centerstone.

“A long-time group home resident had three goals: live on his own, marry his girlfriend, and work in the community. In 2009, he moved into his own apartment and has lived there successfully. He also married his girlfriend. And with support from his job coach, he is applying for employment in our community. These are the changes we make in the lives’ of our clients. This would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors,” Markley said.

For more information about the 20th annual Centerstone Bocce Tournament, contact Camfield at erin.camfield@centerstone.org or (618) 521-0243.

Centerstone is a nonprofit health system providing mental health and substance use disorder treatments. Centerstone’s mission is delivering care that changes people’s lives and they achieve that mission through a robust offering of services and programs, including (but not limited to):

  • Mental health counseling
  • Addiction recovery
  • Children and family services
  • Residential care
  • Crisis services
  • Intellectual and developmental disabilities services
  • Therapeutic foster care

Centerstone provides its services nationally through the operation of outpatient clinics, residential programs, the use of telehealth and an inpatient hospital. We also feature specialized programs for the military community, employee assistance programs (EAP), and are a partner of the National Football League’s NFL Life Line. Centerstone’s Research Institute provides guidance through research and technology, leveraging the best practices for use in all our communities. Centerstone’s Foundation secures philanthropic resources to support the work and mission of delivering care that changes people’s lives.

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