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We are kicking off the 2014 
RECOVERY FIRST TAILGATERS
season in Houston, Texas!

LSU v. Wisconsin
Saturday, August 30th at NRG Stadium
tailgating from 2:00-7:00pm, game time is 8:00pm
 

Look for this tree in the PURPLE McNee Lot
(RV lot 31/32, entrance 15)
 

Come join our sober tailgating before
the Tigers-Badgers game!






Further/updated directions may be posted closer to game day




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2013 events....




We hope to see you at our last
Recovery First Tailgaters

home event of the 2013 season!!!

Saturday, November 23rd
Texas A&M v. LSU
Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

tailgating begins at 10:30am, kickoff at 2:30pm
 We are located in the middle of LOT 107, space #53
Old Alex Box Stadium Parking Lot @ the corner 

of Skip Bertman Drive and Nicholson Avenue  
Enter through main entrance on Skip Bertman Drive 
(where vehicles enter), walk straight ahead; 
we are the 3rd RV on the right

Recovery First Tailgaters
 

 Come join us this Saturday - we have 2 events!


Saturday, October 12th
Florida v. LSU
Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
tailgating begins at 11:30am, kickoff is at 2:30pm

We will be located in the middle of LOT 107, space #53
Old Alex Box Stadium Parking Lot @ the corner 

of Skip Bertman Drive and Nicholson Avenue  
Enter through main entrance on Skip Bertman Drive 
(where vehicles enter), walk straight ahead; 
we are the 3rd RV on the right


Saturday, October 12th
California v. UCLA
Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California
1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena, California 91103
 Lot F (next to the entrance on the left side)
 tailgating from 2:30pm - 6:30pm
look for the Bruin Bus

Recovery First Tailgaters and
UGA's Collegiate Recovery Community 
are hosting a tailgating celebrating recovery and FUN!!!

Come join us!!!

Saturday, September 28th
LSU v. University of Georgia
Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia
tailgating from 11:00am until approximately 3:00pm
kickoff is at 3:30


NOTE: DUE TO THE 70-90% CHANCE OF RAIN 
ON SATURDAY, WE ARE CANCELLING THE SEPTEMBER 21st
AUBURN v. LSU TAILGATING EVENT

We look forward to seeing everyone at the 
Florida v. LSU game on October 12th!!!




Recovery First Tailgaters is featured in the Two Dreams Outer Banks August Newsletter ~ Dream Journal! Go to: http://us6.campaign-archive2.com/?u=15c6a8be8a1325f7be9272df9&id=2cb0253837 to read about us!

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Football, Food, Fellowship and Fun (not necessarily in that order)!

Here is a wonderful blog written by Mike Neatherton about our inaugural Recovery First Tailgaters event:

One of things I heard early on is that having fun is a symptom of sobriety and that recovery teaches us how to enjoy life. How true!

Last week, two of my Northbound colleagues, Paul Alexander and Keenen Diamond, joined me and a couple hundred other sober people in Baton Rouge for the inaugural event of Recovery First Tailgaters.

The event was highlighted by the LSU-Alabama football game, and if you’ve never been on LSU’s campus during game day, put in on your bucket list.  The place is electric!

Recovery First Tailgaters was birthed by Dwayne Beason, President/CEO of St. Christopher’s in Baton Rouge and his staff, with the sole purpose of creating a safe and sober environment for people to come together and enjoy the benefits of sobriety.

Believe me, they succeeded.

To say Dwayne knows how to throw a party is an understatement. We arrived on campus shortly after 8 a.m. (kick-off was at 7 p.m.) and Dwayne’s comment was “it feels like we’re late to the party!” Game on! Music was already blaring, gumbo was in the pot, kids were tossing the football, and the banter and jokes between good friends was well underway. After getting the tents set up the food started to arrive, and arrive, and arrive. Brisket, jambalaya, white beans, fried catfish, boudin balls, petit fours;  you get the picture.

Cajun food is amazing and the food at the Recovery First Tailgate gathering was over-the-top. But as good as the food was, and as great as the game was, both paled in comparison to the joy of the fellowship experienced by all of us in attendance. I saw sobriety in action and I witnessed the joy of being sober. There was laughter and a spirit of connection. There was good-natured fun and a sense of well-being. Life has certainly taken on a new meaning. All gifts of sobriety. To paraphrase one of my favorite lines from the Big Book, frequent contact with each other is the bright spot of our lives. It was for me last Saturday, and I can’t wait for the next Recovery First Tailgate extravaganza.