Grant Fuhr was a Canadian hockey goaltender in the National Hockey League and a former goaltending coach for the Phoenix Coyotes. During his time in the league, Fuhr won a total of five Stanley Cups and was a six-time All-Star. In 2017 he was named to the Top 100 Greatest NHL Players’ in History List and sent a number of first for black hockey players in the NHL. After hockey Grant and his wife Lisa started the Grant Fuhr Foundation in 2019, a non-profit organization, supporting the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation in an effort to help story alcohol and opioid addictions.
HAZELDEN BETTY FORD FOUNDATION
The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is a force of healing and hope for individuals, families and communities affected by addiction to alcohol and other drugs. As the nation’s leading nonprofit provider of comprehensive inpatient and outpatient treatment for adults and youth, the Foundation has 17 locations nationwide and collaborates with an expansive network throughout health care. With a legacy that began in 1949 and includes the 1982 founding of the Betty Ford Center, the Foundation today also encompasses a graduate school of addiction studies, a publishing division, an addiction research center, recovery advocacy and thought leadership, professional and medical education programs, school-based prevention resources and a specialized program for children who grow up in families with addiction.
This year was the 2nd Annual Grant Fuhr Celebrity Invitational, held at the beautiful Desert Willow Golf Club in Palm Desert, CA. Just like last year, this event was jam packed with celebrities on all kinds. They were all there to support Grant and his efforts to bringing awareness to alcohol and drug addiction. One athlete in particular, who has had first hand experience with drug and alcohol addiction was there to tell us his story! Check it out!