GUESTS WILL GATHER ON OCTOBER 9TH AT 6:00 PM FOR A CLAMBAKE AT EDGEWATER BEACH & CABANA CLUB IN SEA BRIGHT, NJ
Red Bank, NJ (October 2015) - Tigger House Foundation, a 501c3 organization, has announced their inaugural launch event, INFINITY, to be held on Friday, October 9th at 6pm. Guests will attend a clambake and bonfire at Edgewater Beach & Cabana Club in Sea Bright, NJ. Former NFL Giants and honoree, Christian Peter, will share his experience, strength and hope in recovery as well as his relationship and sponsorship to Rick Stavola, Jr. The Red Vespa’s sultry performance will romance guests during cocktail hour and dinner then Rhythm & Vine will heat up the rest of the night with dancing. Falco Catering, a local favorite, will provide an exquisite seafood feast. Attire is stylish beach chic.
In 2013, Lisa and Rick Stavola Sr. founded Tigger House Foundation after they tragically lost their son to a heroin overdose. Rick Jr. aka “Tigger” was only 25 years old. Devasted and heartbroken, the Stavola’s grew determined to fight the heroin and prescription opioid epidemic. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, from 2002 through 2013, the rate of heroin-related overdose deaths nearly quadruple. Rates remained highest among males, 18-25 years old. "Heroin use is increasing at an alarming rate in many parts of society, driven by both the prescription opioid epidemic and cheaper, more available heroin. To reverse this trend we need an all-of-society response – to improve opioid prescribing practices to prevent addiction, expand access to effective treatment for those who are addicted, increase use of naloxone to reverse overdoses, and work with law enforcement partners like DEA to reduce the supply of heroin." Tom Frieden, MD, MPH - Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Tigger House Foundation is dedicated to making an impact on its community by reducing the death rate that is a result of heroin and opiate addiction and use. It opened a 12-bed sober living house in Middletown in 2013 that is currently managed by Oxford House. The Tigger House Foundation will continue to help establish housing throughout Monmouth and Ocean County in New Jersey.
Tigger House Foundation is partnered with government, law enforcement, legal and medical professionals to provide opportunities for rehabilitation and to halt the spread of illicit drugs through local dealers and prescription drug abuse. Tigger House will work to change public attitudes toward addicts and addiction by addressing the illicit heroin and opiate epidemic. Tigger House will implement a strategic campaign to spread its mission to reach all New Jersey communities impacted by heroin and prescription opioid use.
Tickets to INFINITY are $250. There will be luxury auction items such as a vacation home rental in Mexico, offshore fishing trip, luxury handbags, golf packages and more. Corporate and individual sponsorship, donations and ticket information to INFINITY can be found at www.tiggerhouse.org/events. Please join our mission to honor the lives that are lost and to prevent further fatalities in our community.