CRANDALL, Texas — The Treehouse, a drug and alcohol residential treatment facility in Kaufman County, will host an inaugural golf tournament at Rusted Rail Golf Club on July 12. Proceeds from the tournament will allow The Treehouse to purchase Naloxone kits for first responders and provide a training class for those in and around Kaufman County.

“The opioid epidemic is impacting people in every part of the country, including Kaufman County. If we can equip our first responders with the tools to save lives, then we are moving in the right direction,” says The Treehouse Chief Executive Officer Dr. Ted Bender, “But once the first responder revives the patient, they need to know where to send them.”

The golf scramble is open to the public and will host a shotgun start at 8AM. Players are welcome to join individually or submit a four-person team. Cost for individual players is $75 or $300 for a team. Teams and businesses are welcome to sponsor a hole for an additional $100. Registration dues cover green and cart fees, a catered lunch and goodie bags. Awards will be given to the top teams.

“If we are going to combat the epidemic, we must do it together. It will take a village of addiction resources from across the country coming together, but we can beat this epidemic,” says Bender.

If a member of the public is interested in joining the tournament, they can sign up through this link.

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