Sober Corps, a Twin Cities-based nonprofit dedicated to supporting chemical addiction recovery programs, has announced that Mike Woodley will be the keynote speaker for its third annual 12 Holes for 12 Steps Golf Tournament set for Thursday, September 19, at Braemar Golf Course in Edina, Minn. Woodley has a 30-year award-winning broadcast career and is a prominent Sober Corps supporter. Woodley will speak during the program portion of the event, set to commence at 6 p.m. Proceeds from the tournament and program provide broad-based support for Sober Corps’ mission of helping people achieve their first years of freedom from chemical addiction through life-skills mentorship, training and networking.
Woodley is well-known for his work with WCCO Radio and his efforts to advance renewable energy and efficiency. He was a member of WCCO’s broadcasting team for the 1991 World Series, the CBS radio team for the 1992 and 1994 Olympics, and the KCBS radio team for the 1989 Earthquake World Series. He currently owns Centsible Media, a Twin Cities-based company that specializes in producing radio shows, cable television shows and other economical marketing solutions. Woodley also conducts interviews on the Metro Cable Network, Cable Channel 6, which reaches the seven-county Twin Cities metro area and on which he has featured Sober Corps several times. Woodley said, “The way Sober Corps is helping transform not only the lives of individuals, but through them, the entire Twin Cities community is something that deserves attention. It’s a great organization and I am glad to be a part of spreading its message.”
Fred Myers, president of Sober Corps, said, “Having Mike Woodley speak at our 2013 golf tournament is a real honor. Mike has been a strong advocate of Sober Corps, helping inform the public about us though his MCN-6 cable TV interviews with our staff. These programs advance our mission and raise awareness for Sober Corps here in the Twin Cities. We know that people are seeing these interviews and calling Sober Corps for help.”
View Woodley’s most recent interview with Sober Corps Director Stephanie Malon-Rufi and Board of Directors member Alan Hasan Wittmer here.
Sober Corps, founded in 2007, places emphasis on building life skills and assisting persons in recovery with creating a new network to meet their housing, employment, spiritual and other needs, especially during the fragile first year of recovery. With a growing roster of mentors, Sober Corps volunteers give one-on-one support and guidance to strengthen the recovery process. Services are provided at no cost to participants in the program. The organization’s Life Launch workshops, a series of free 90-minute life-skills education workshops, are designed to give participants the tools to be successful in all areas of life. Life Launch programs are open to everyone in the recovery community.
For more information about Sober Corps or to register for the 12 Holes for 12 Steps golf event, visit www.sobercorps.org or call Stephanie Malon-Rufi at 612-767-4360.