Oct. 9 and 10: Preston Center Rotary presents the 51st Westapher Charity Golf Tournament and Auction benefiting Nexus Recovery Center

Kick-Off Party, Thursday, September 22 | Silent and Live Auction, Sunday, October 9
Golf Tournament, Monday, October 10


(Featured photo of Silent and Live Auction chairs Jonna LaGrone-Haynes and Karen Luter courtesy Nexus Recovery Center.)

 Dallas, TX –   Preston Center Rotary presents the 51st Westapher Charity Golf Tournament and Auction benefiting Nexus Recover Center on two separate dates this fall: October 9 and 10, 2016.

The Silent and Live Auction, chaired by Karen Luter and Jonna LaGrone-Haynes, takes place on Sunday, October 9 from 6:00 until 10:00 p.m. hosted by Sue and Chris Jones in their Park Cities home.

The Golf Tournament, chaired by Roger Wyche with Tom Hotchkiss as co-chair, happens on Monday, October 10 at the Cowboys Golf Club in Grapevine, TX. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch at noon. The tournament runs from 1:30 until 6:30 p.m.

Becca Crowell, president of Nexus Recovery Center, encourages the public to join in both events by registering now! The Silent and Live Auction provide a chance for guests to have fun bidding on exciting and fun items while supporting the life changing work of Nexus Recovery Center. Auction Tickets are $75 each and include access to the live and silent auction, dinner included. Applicable sponsorships include Auction tickets and a foursome to the Golf Tournament. Individual Golf Play is $350.00. Purchases can be made online at www.51Westapher.eventbrite.com
Fifty years ago Preston Center Rotarian Father Westapher and some church members played a game of golf to get better acquainted.  At dinner following the round, they “passed the hat” and made a donation to charity.  The ensuing tradition of the Westapher Charity Golf Tournament was born and has yielded fun, fellowship and the donation of hundreds of thousands of dollars for local worthy causes.


The Westapher Golf Tournament is the oldest golf tournament in North Texas. It continues to boast a great day of Golf at the Cowboys Golf Club, proceeds benefit Nexus Recovery Center. The Park Cities News/The Waters Family is a media sponsor.
For more information, visit the web site at www.nexusrecovery.org, email development@nexusrecovery.org or call 214.321.0156 ext 2102.


Mission Statement: The mission of Nexus Recovery Center is to serve as a link to sobriety, independence, and dignity for low-income women and their families affected by addiction. We inspire hope, offer respect, and honor the unique differences of female addicts.


Statistics: The January 2016, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report stated that the United States is experiencing an “epidemic” of drug overdose deaths. Since 2000 opioid overdose deaths have increased by 200%. The problem is prevalent enough that President Obama has announced federal level support to address the issue. In Texas, heroin use has increased for the last decade, with “cheese heroin” use specifically increasing in Dallas and eventually spreading statewide.

Nationally, approximately 32% of all drug treatment facilities offer specialized treatment for adult women and 13% report providing special services for pregnant and postpartum women. Currently, Nexus Recovery Center is the only provider of residential drug treatment services for pregnant and parenting adult women and teens in Dallas and the North Texas area.


History: Established in 1971, by 1974, Nexus programs included therapy and life skills training and housed 17 women. In 1990 the facility relocated to a 12-acre campus in east Dallas to provide a wider array of services. The new space enabled Nexus to become a leader in treatment for women by allowing children to accompany their mothers into treatment. In 1991, Nexus expanded the adult women program to 40 beds. In 1993 because no treatment providers would accept pregnant or newly parenting teens Nexus began filling this service gap. In 1999, the Child Development Center was built to meet the needs of accompanying children. In 1997, Nexus opened a secondary site for outpatient services. In 2012 the adolescent program expanded to 30 beds.


Joint Commission accredited since 2006, a rare accomplishment in the non-profit sector due to the high standards required to earn and maintain. Nexus is committed to providing top-notch care for low-income women and their children.


(Sharon Adams, ACPR, is honored to represent Nexus Recovery Center and publish this press release on their behalf.)


Principal of Philanthropy Lifestyles (formerly SocialWhirl.com), the award-winning eBuzzNewsletter and Adams Communications Public Relations, a boutique PR firm specializing in media and community relations for small businesses and nonprofit organizations. Sharon is also a freelance writer whose articles have appeared in Dallas Business Journal, Katy Trail Weekly, People Newspapers (Park Cities People and Preston Hollow People/North Dallas People), Preston Hollow Life magazine, The Park Cities News, White Rock Lake Weekly, numerous blogs and websites and more.