The Meadows Institute’s second annual Golf4Recovery Invitational raised $30,000 to benefit notMYkid, a non-profit organization in Scottsdale. Funds will support notMYkid’s [i]nspired Peer Program that aims to support teens and young adults navigating daily pressures, substance use disorder, and mental health challenges. notMYkid has provided Arizona youth, families, schools, and community partners with high-impact prevention education and early intervention programs for the past 22 years.

Sabino RecoveryThe Phoenician Golf Club was the site for the fundraiser that drew 128 golfers and 20 sponsors, including behavioral healthcare professionals, recovery advocates, and local and national businesses related to behavioral healthcare. Participants enjoyed a fun-filled day of contests, laughter, food, and friendly competition in the Arizona sunshine.

An awards luncheon followed 18 holes of play, with first place recognition and trophy going to the Sabino Recovery team. Second place honors went to the Heritage Health/You Turn team. Paramount Recovery took third place honors.

“We are overwhelmed by the generosity of this community,” said Meadows Institute Board Member Sean Walsh. “Thank you to our sponsors, golfers, and volunteers; you’ve made it possible to raise funds for an important cause — the well-being and emotional health of Arizona youth and families.”

“With the global pandemic, we had a swift transition to virtual programs and expansion into treatment, peer support, and well-being programs to meet families’ urgent and rapidly changing needs. We are grateful to The Meadows Institute for this donation and thank the recovery community for coming out to support both The Meadows Institute and notMYkid.” said Kristen Polin, CEO of notMykid. The Meadows Institute wishes to extend its sincere appreciation to all the players and community sponsors.


About The Meadows Institute
Formed in 2020 by Meadows Behavioral Healthcare, The Meadows Institute is 501(c)(3) foundation created to support individuals, families, and communities in lifelong recovery. This mission is accomplished through three initiatives: professional education, community mental health awareness, and research. For more information or to donate, visit