Fishing & Raffle to Benefit MN Adult & Teen Challenge

Created: February 13, 2018 08:02 AM

Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge will once again be at the Boat, Sports, Travel & RV Show at the DECC.

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They're also partnering once again with the Minnesota Fishing Challenge. The annual fishing challenge has helped raise over $1.5 million for the non-profit since 2009. Rich Brummer and his fishing partner Stuart Nelson, both from "Team 51," raised over $112,000 alone.

At the show, folks will be able to buy $20 tickets for a raffle with some great prizes on the line. The raffle is organized by Brummer and Nelson and much like the fishing challenge, proceeds will benefit the MN Adult & Teen Challenge. Brummer says raffle tickets can also be found at local businesses like Marine General and L & M Fleet Farm.

"Team 51" is also looking for donations for the fishing challenge. They'll match up to $40,000 in donations. Those who can't make it to the DECC for the show can call (218) 740-5502 to donate.

For those who don't know, MN Adult & Teen Challenge helps men and women recover from drug and alcohol addiction. Center Director for the Duluth Campus, Brandon Torgerson, says there are three different programs.

- The Community Outpatient program is for men and women 18 and older who might not need residential treatment. Patients meet up to 10 hours a week. Torgerson says this program is currently full.

- The short-term (residential) program runs up to 90 day. Patients meet up to 30 hours per week and stay at the center throughout the duration of the program.

- The faith-based recovery program is the longest and most intense. This can last up to 13 months. Torgerson says this is the program they are often most-known for.

To find out more about MN Adult & Teen Challenge, call (218) 740-5500 or click here.

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