Celebration of Hope 2019

Celebration of Hope

September 24, 2019 | 5:30 - 8:30 PM

The Blackwell Inn and Conference Center | 2110 Tuttle Park Place | Columbus, OH 43210

Honorary Event Chairs, OSU Basketball Coach Chris Holtmann and Former OSU/NBA Standout, Scoonie Penn invite you to join us...

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Celebration of Hope 2019 - Celebrating 60 years of Service, an event that promotes the power of recovery from alcohol and other drugs. In 2019, this event will raise awareness regarding the alcohol and drug addiction epidemic in Ohio and Franklin County.

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Keynote Speaker: CHRIS HERREN

An extraordinary basketball player, Chris Herren was a celebrated star in his native Fall River, MA before graduating high school. He went on to play at Boston College and Fresno State, two seasons in the NBA – including one with his hometown team, the Boston Celtics – and seven seasons overseas before losing it all to the disease of addiction.

With the unwavering support of his family and friends, Chris has been sober since August 1, 2008, and he now shares his story with the goal of making a positive difference in the lives of others.

His recovery journey has been documented in the bestselling memoir, “Basketball Junkie,” the Emmy-nominated ESPN Films documentary, “Unguarded” and in countless local, national and international stories by The New York Times, The Boston Globe and Sports Illustrated, among others. Through Herren Talks, Chris has spoken to over 1 million students and community members, sparking honest discussions about substance use disorder and wellness.

In 2011, Chris grew his vision of support for others when he founded the nonprofit Herren Project. Through the organization, Chris and his team empower schools and communities to make healthy choices, while also guiding families through recovery. In 2018, Chris also founded Herren Wellness, a residential health and wellness program that helps guests lead healthy, substance free lives.

Celebration of Hope is the single largest fundraising event for the House of Hope. We recognize the need to share the message of recovery very openly in the community. The opiate crisis has thrown into sharp relief the widespread nature of addiction. The community needs to know that help is available, and that recovery is possible, and we believe our message is one that needs to be shared.

Celebration of Hope 2019 Tickets

Individual Tickets

$100
  • Vegan, vegetarian dinner available upon request.
  • Free, validated parking in the Blackwell garage.

Individual with VIP Reception

$150
  • Attend the VIP Reception with Chris Herren.
  • Goodie bag.
  • Vegan, vegetarian dinner available upon request.
  • Free, validated parking in the Blackwell garage.

Couple with VIP Reception

$250
  • Attend the VIP Reception with Chris Herren.
  • Goodie bag.
  • Vegan, vegetarian dinner available upon request.
  • Free, validated parking in the Blackwell garage.

Recovery Ally

$1,500
  • Complimentary table of ten (10)
  • Name recognition in printed materials
  • Two (2) Complimentary VIP Reception Tickets
  • Goodie Bag
  • Vegan, vegetarian dinner available upon request.
  • Free, validated parking in Blackwell garage.