September 21, 2012

Scott Strode named a 2012 top 10 CNN Hero

Posted Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 week, CNN announced its top 10 individuals for its annual CNN Heroes All Star Tribute event. Recovery advocate and founder of Phoenix Multisport Scott Strode is among the group.

CNN Heroes is all about honoring individuals who make it a mission of their lives, to change and help those around them. The event also can further aid in the individuals’ missions.

After beating his addiction to drugs and alcohol, Scott Strode found support through sports and the fellowship of other who share his passion. Since 2007, his nonprofit, Phoenix Multisport, has provided free athletic activities and a sober support community to more than 6,000 participants in Colorado.

Click here to learn about Strode’s start, Pheonix Multisport and what lies ahead for the nonprofit.  

“This is an opportunity to shine a light on individual stories of recovery and sobriety in a way that will help remove the shame and stigma that surrounds dependency and addiction,” Strode tells CNN.

Of the top 10 Heroes of 2012, everyone has the chance to vote for who will be named the CNN Hero of the Year. Click here to vote.

Other top 10 CNN Heroes include the following:

Pushpa Basnet
Championing Children
M. Villard-Appolon
Protecting the Powerless
Wanda Butts
Championing Children
Connie Siskowski
Championing Children
Mary Cortani
Community Crusader
Leo McCarthy
Community Crusader
Thulani Madondo
Championing Children
Razia Jan
Championing Children
Catalina Escobar
Community Crusader
Photo courtesy of CNN.

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