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Casey Coleman honored at BAYarts

Pictured at the Casey's Fund event are (L-R): John Telich, Michael Heaton, Mary Coleman, Chelsea Coleman and Dan Couglin. (West Life photo by Taylor Neigh)

On June 6, Recovery Resources and the Coleman family hosted a dessert reception and brief program at BAYarts in Bay Village in memory of Casey Coleman (March 24, 1951-Nov. 27, 2006), legendary Cleveland sports broadcaster, to celebrate his life and continue his work helping people triumph over alcoholism. Coleman’s personal story of recovery inspired others to seek help. He was named one of the 50 most influential people in the United States to openly acknowledge they are in recovery. He also received Recovery Resources’ 2005 Bronze Key Award, the highest honor of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. Coleman gave back to the community in many ways, including volunteering and advocating for Recovery Resources. The year he died, Coleman stated, “I work at Recovery Resources four days a week, helping others try to break the cycle of addiction, attending group meetings and offering support to those who need it the most. Many are on the verge of relapse and are just trying to take one day at a time.” Recovery Resources created Casey’s Fund to ensure that people can get help, regardless of their ability to pay. For information regarding Recovery Resources and Casey’s Fund, please contact Sara Hughes at 216-431-4131, ext. 1303, or at


Courtesy of Casey’s Fund



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