The weekend's Hits for Heroes baseball tourney in Newmarket Saturday was a home run for injured veterans.
The fundraising event at Ray Twinney Recreation Centre was hosted by Renos for Heroes, a not-for-profit organization founded in 2010 by HGTV Real Renos star Jim Caruk that modifies the homes of injured veterans on projects not covered by government funding.
Proceeds from Hits for Heroes will go to Cadence Health and Wellness, a Newmarket business founded in October 2017 by husband-and-wife team Chris and Angel Dupee. Cadence’s team provide mental health treatment and support for veterans, specifically, as well as their families, who often suffer second-hand trauma.
The clinic’s focus is on veterans, active military members and first responders such as police officers and firefighters, but services are also available to the public.
Greenestone Muskoka, an addiction treatment centre in Bala, took first place, Cadence second, and Renos for Heroes placed third.