The Hanley Foundation, Florida’s largest provider of grant-funded prevention programs and recovery scholarships to combat addiction, will officially launch the “Cory Bartle Memorial Fund” on Saturday, Aug. 26, with a skateboard and barbecue event at the National Croquet Center in West Palm Beach.
The “Bartle BBQ Hang” was conceived by the Bartle family, their close fariends and Sandy James Catering, in honor of Cory Bartle, a 34-year-old skateboarding enthusiast and rising culinary star, who lost his battle with addiction in October 2022.
“This is an opportunity for our friends in the skateboarding and culinary communities to come out and ‘get on board’ to support this critical cause,” said James Bartle, co-founder and proprietor of Sandy James Catering. “It’s heartbreaking that too many young people in our community fall victim to addiction, but we want anyone suffering to know that help is available, which is why we partnered with the Hanley Foundation.”
The event takes place on Saturday, Aug. 26, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the National Croquet Center, located at 700 Florida Mango Road in West Palm Beach. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased at www.hanleyfoundation.org/bbq. Admission includes a barbecue feast catered and donated by Sandy James Catering, activities, community camaraderie, a skateboard half pipe competition with prizes, and a demonstration by skateboard pro Kai Canduba. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Hanley Foundation’s Cory Bartle Memorial Fund.
Cory Bartle was a masterful culinary artist by the age of 25 whose work brought him an incredible amount of joy. He was an avid outdoorsman, and he loved skateboarding and the beach. Bartle was passionate about the people he loved and was willing to help people in any way he could. He was working hard on his recovery and wanted to be free of addiction. Unfortunately, an accidental overdose took his life in October 2022. In honor of Bartle’s life, his family created the Cory Bartle Memorial Fund to support efforts to combat addiction.
Donations made to the Cory Bartle Memorial Fund, administered by the Hanley Foundation, will provide lifesaving scholarships for individuals with substance use disorders who would not otherwise be able to afford treatment. The fund will also support work to educate individuals and their families on substance use disorders and the road to recovery.