• Saturday, September 30, 2023 - 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


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2023 Sober Tailgate Party

St. Paul, MN

Celebrating International Recovery Day and the first-ever 'Day of Service'

Group of Friends having fun outdoors

Join Us for the Celebration!

To celebrate National Recovery Month, we’re hosting a sure-to-be-rockin’ Sober Tailgate Party that doubles as an opportunity to make a lifechanging impact.

Friends from the Twin Cities and beyond will come together on September 30 to celebrate recovery and support an important cause—veteran and active military families.

Joining us will be special guests from the Minnesota Vikings, Wild, Lynx and Timberwolves as well as, our friends and collaborators from Semper Fi Flo, Moblize Recovery, Bold North Recovery and CVS Health. 

We'll kick-off the festivities cheering on the University of Minnesota Gophers’ as they host the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns for their homecoming football game starting at 11 a.m. You can look forward to lively music, great food and refreshments, fun games and activities, community resource tables and, most importantly, connecting with friends old and new.

In addition, you'll have the opportunity to stop by our Day of Service booths and do something special for military families.

Saturday, September 30, 2023
11 a.m.
-2 p.m.

Hazelden Betty Ford
680 Stewart Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55102


Female Soldier with Child

Many Ways to Be of Service at the Tailgate
Mobilize Recovery is inspiring the recovery community nationwide to demonstrate its impact by organizing service opportunities in support of a variety of causes. The first ever Day of Service will take place on International Recovery Day, the final day of National Recovery Month. Talk about a gratitude supercharger for our Sober Tailgate Party!
Our chosen cause is veteran and military families. And thanks to collaborators Semper Fi Flo, United Heroes League and CVS Health, there will be at least three easy ways to make a difference at the tailgate. 
  • Donate lightly used sports equipment to help ensure children in military families can participate in sports. Bring anything you have from home and toss into donation bins from our friends at the United Heroes League.
  • Write supportive letters and messages to active-duty service members, veterans and their families. Spend a few minutes at the letter-writing booth, and our friends at Semper Fi Flo will send on your behalf. We're told service members especially love pictures and messages from kids! 
  • Assemble and send care packages. CVS Health has graciously donated items, and Semper Fi Flo will send as many as we can collectively assemble at the tailgate. Stop by the care package assembly line to take a quick shift.
Big Thanks to Supporters and Collaborators

This event brought to you by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and planning partners, Bold North Recovery and Mobilize Recovery. Additional collaborators and supporters include the Minnesota Vikings, the Minnesota Wild, the Minnesota Lynx, the Minnesota Timberwolves, Semper Fi Flo, United Heroes League, and CVS Health. 
Event Sponsors

In Preparation for the Event

  • Please bring any lightly used sports equipment you are able to donate.
  • Please bring your own pop-up/folding chairs, if you have them. Seating is limited.
  • HAZELDEN BETTY FORD FOUNDATION PHOTO POLICY: By attending this public event, I hereby grant the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation the right to use and publish photographs of me, or in which I may be included, for editorial trade, advertising, and any other purpose and in any manner and medium and to alter the same without restriction. I hereby release the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and its legal representatives and assigns for all claims and liability relating to said photographs.
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Questions? Please contact Lisa Stangl via email or at 1-651-213-4490.



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