Kickball fundraiser to help battle addiction in W. MI

Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — In February, Target 8 took you to the streets giving you unprecedented access to heroin’s homeless.

In that report, viewers saw Tyler Trowbridge shooting up in a restaurant bathroom.

After our story aired, a number of Trowbridge’s former Grant High School classmates came forward, anxious to help. 

Today, Trowbridge is five months clean and using his sobriety to help other addicts get clean. 

Trowbridge and former classmate Stacy Peck have started Dirt City Sanctuary with a mission of providing stabilization for addicts with housing, employment and treatment so they can break the chains of addiction. 

On Saturday, Dirt City Sanctuary is holding a kickball tournament fundraiser in Grand Rapids to raise money for its mission.

“We want to get to people before they get as bad as me,” Trowbridge said. “Where they still have support people, still have friends. Then those people can work with us too. It just makes it all stronger.”

The Dirt City Sanctuary Kickball Tournament will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Huff Park which is located at 2399 Ball Ave NE.

There are a number of teams signed up to compete. Spectators will find food trucks, face painting, kids games and 50/50 raffle.

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Online:

Dirt City Sanctuary

Dirt City Sanctuary Kickball tournament page

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