Thunder tickets
(Andrew Rice)

Many worthy non-profit organizations are making year-end appeals for monetary donations to support their missions.

Not to be left out, NonDoc would like to suggest one local organization that we believe makes a big difference: OKC-based Teen Recovery Solutions (TRS).

At the same time, we’ve teamed up with TRS to offer donors a chance at winning tickets to see the Oklahoma City Thunder battle the Sacramento Kings on Monday, Jan. 4, at Chesapeake Arena. The tickets are in Section 104, meaning the lower level of the stadium.

16 years of service

Oklahoma’s epidemic of alcoholism and drug addiction is well documented, and studies show early intervention with youth can save tremendous resources and lives later on. The TRS approach of long-term addiction recovery is dramatically more effective than having struggling teens return to the default school environment.

Teen Recovery Solutions began serving teens and their families in recovery in 2000. Six years later, TRS opened its doors as Oklahoma’s only accredited recovery high school. The school provides intensive wraparound services for a small group of students and their families.

It also boasts a 91 percent graduation rate.

Teen Recovery Solutions does not receive any state or federal funding, but instead depends on charitable contributions to enable students without adequate financial resources to attend school and stabilize their lives.

As such, NonDoc encourages you to pitch in as part of their year-end appeal. A donation of any amount between now and midnight Thursday will enter your name in a raffle for two tickets to the Jan. 4 home game versus the Kings, where there is a high likelihood of seeing Steven “Kiwi” Adams and DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins come to blows.

(Editors Note: Andrew Rice serves on the board of Teen Recovery Solutions. His father donated the tickets that are being used as an incentive for the current TRS fundraising campaign.)