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U.S. Attorney Will Thompson to Participate in Day Report Center Softball Tournament

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Will Thompson of the Southern District of West Virginia and others from his office will be on the roster for the latest Southwestern Regional Day Report Center (SRDRC) Slow Pitch Softball Tournament.

The tournament, now in its 11th year, will start at 9:15 a.m. on Friday, June 7, 2024 at the Lick Creek Park softball fields in Danville.

This year’s tournament will feature eight teams of players from the criminal justice and recovery communities including law enforcement officers, court officials, SRDRC staff and participants, and others in recovery and their loved ones.

“This event shows that people can recover and do things that are positive for the community,” Thompson said.

The teams hail from Boone, Lincoln, Logan and Mingo counties, which are the SRDRC’s service area.

“For many people struggling with addiction, the toughest step toward recovery is the very first one: recognizing that they have a problem and deciding to make a change. We don’t want them to try recovery alone. This is where community involvement comes in,” said Judge Stacy L. Nowicki-Eldridge of West Virginia’s Twenty-Fifth Judicial Circuit (Boone and Lincoln counties). “Having positive influences and a solid support system is essential. The more people they can turn to for encouragement, guidance, and a listening ear, the better their chances for recovery. It’s important to be involved in things that they enjoy, that make them feel needed, and add meaning to their life. When their life is filled with rewarding activities and a sense of purpose, their addiction will lose its appeal. We as a community need to show our support. Remind them that they are valued, they can do this, and they are not alone.”

The SRDRC provides evidence-based substance use disorder treatment and recovery services to high-risk individuals and families, and organizes and hosts the annual tournament.

“This tournament brings everyone together in support of the recovery community and provides a fun, supportive event for us all to enjoy,” said SRDRC Executive Director Michelle Akers.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia.






Updated June 6, 2024

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