New Date Announced for The Launch of The Cory Bartle Memorial Fund with Inaugural ‘Bartle BBQ Hang’ Skateboarding Event
Sat., August 23 at the National Croquet Center in West Palm Beach
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, August 26, with a skateboard and BBQ event at the National Croquet Center in West Palm Beach. The ‘Bartle BBQ Hang’ was conceived by the Bartle family, their close friends, 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 Hanley Foundation.”
The event takes place on Saturday, August 26, from 3PM – 6PM at the National Croquet Center, 700 Florida Mango Rd, West Palm Beach, FL. Admission includes a BBQ feast catered and donated by Sandy James Catering, activities, community comradery, skateboard half pipe competition with prizes, and a demonstration by skateboard pro, Kai Canduba. All proceeds from the event will benefit Hanley Foundation’s Cory Bartle Memorial Fund.
About the 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. Cory was passionate about the people he loved and was willing to help people in any way he could. Cory 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 Cory’s life, his family created the Cory Bartle Memorial Fund to support efforts to combat addiction and bring awareness about the devastating addiction crisis our generation is facing.
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 for all involved, with the hopes of breaking the cycle of addiction and overdose.