21st Annual Benefit Breakfast with Damon West

The Coffee Bean, co-written by bestselling authors Damon West and Jon Gordon, became an instant best-seller and a part of Forbes’ “Top Twenty Books You Need to Read to Crush 2020.”

We hope you will join us for Rise Recovery’s biggest event of the year, the 21st Annual Benefit Breakfast featuring bestselling author and special guest speaker, Damon West, author of The Coffee Bean: A Simple Lesson to Create Positive Change and The Change Agent: How a Former College QB Sentenced to Life in Prison Transformed His World, which was published just three years after his release from a Texas maximum-security prison. At 20 years old, he was a Division 1 starting quarterback at the University of North Texas, when he suffered a career ending injury. He started using substances to cope which eventually led to his incarceration and transformation.

After a fateful discussion with a seasoned convict, Damon had a spiritual awakening. He learned that, like a coffee bean changing with the application of heat and pressure, he was capable of changing the environment around him. Armed with a program of recovery, a renewed faith, and a miraculous second chance at life, Damon emerged from over seven years of prison a changed man. His story of redemption, grit and determination continues to inspire audiences today and it will inspire you, too, so join us on May 20, 2022!

His latest book (with coauthor, Jon Gordon), The Coffee Bean for Kids, is the genesis for Coffee Bean Clubs being started by students at schools all over America and the popular #BeACoffeeBean.

Table sponsorships and individual tickets are on sale now! Contact Kristin Beno, Rise Recovery Development Director for details and to purchase: kbeno@riserecovery.org or call 210-227-2634, ext. 108.