Special Events


Rise Recovery 2022/23 Speaker Series

Please join us for our first-ever speaker series held in our new facilities at the Rise Recovery Charlie Naylor Campus. Our new home is open, and we welcome the community in to learn about substance use issues and how Rise Recovery provides the tools needed for teens, young adults and their families to overcome the effects of drugs and alcohol.

Rise Recovery has made many friends in the community over our 45 years of service to San Antonio’s youth. In our beautiful new space, we can now showcase their contributions to our mission and the participants we serve. Every speaker is different with incredibly interesting backgrounds and skill sets. Despite their differences, they all have been touched by or currently work with people affected by substance use issues. Their valuable insight into addiction, recovery and everything that goes with that will help us start the conversations that need to be had for the sake of our young people and the community.

Friends of Rise Recovery (our monthly donors) can choose
any one of the speakers to attend for FREE as our thank you for your continuous support!

If you’re already a Friend of Rise Recovery, email Kristin Beno at kbeno@riserecovery.org to claim your free speaker series ticket.

Past Events

The last collegiate game for Damon West as QB for North Texas against Texas A&M resulted in a career-ending injury. His all-American path took a very unexpected turn towards substance use and ultimately a 65-year prison sentence. Then, a seed of hope entered his life in the form of a fellow prisoner. Damon West is bestselling 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. We are so excited to bring his inspiring message to San Antonio and YOU!

Table Sponsorship Opportunities

All table sponsors will receive a table for ten with preferred seating, depending on the sponsor level you choose. We expect this event to be in-person and well attended by approximately 500 community and civic leaders, so please consider reserving your table early. Table sponsors will also have an opportunity for a semi-private meeting with special guest speaker, Damon West after the event. All funds raised will help support the ongoing recovery of the youth, young adults and families we serve.

If you would like more information or have questions about our breakfast event, please contact Kristin Beno, Rise Recovery Development Director, at 210-227-2634, ext. 108 or email kbeno@riserecovery.org.


On Courage and Revival: A virtual event featuring Anne Lamott

19th Annual Benefit Breakfast

Nineteenth Annual Benefit Breakfast
May 17th, 2019 | 8:00am – 9:30am | Auction begins 7:30 am

The Omni Hotel at the Colonnade
9821 Colonnade Boulevard  | San Antonio, TX 78230


Eighteenth Annual Breakfast with Recovery Champions
May 11th, 2018 | 8:00am – 9:30am | Auction begins 7:30 am

The Omni Hotel at the Colonnade
9821 Colonnade Boulevard  | San Antonio, TX 78230


First Annual Recovery Fiesta!
April 21st, 2018 | 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Rise Recovery Youth Recovery Community Center
@ Absury United Methodist Campus
4601 San Pedro Ave  | San Antonio, TX 78214
FREE TO THE PUBLIC ALCOHOL FREE EVENT


UNITE Conference: Recovery. Spirituality. Relationships. 
January 24th, 2018 | 1:00pm – 7:30pm
Alamo Heights United Methodist
825 E. Basse Rd | San Antonio TX 78209

Join us for a day of recovery and ministries to increase your knowledge of city-wide recovery resources. The UNITE Recovery Conference is a must attend for anyone serving within local church, support communities and organizations working with addiction. Resources and topics are designed specifically towards educating pastoral, lay faith leaders and mental health professionals about the intersection of spirituality in addiction recovery.


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17th Annual Campaign Breakfast
May 25, 2017 | 8:00am – 9:30am
The Omni Hotel at the Colonnade
9821 Colonnade Boulevard  | San Antonio, TX 78230

Pat O’Brien is best known for his work as a sportscaster with CBS and NBC as well as his career as the anchor and host of Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, and The Insider. His memoir I’ll Be Right Back After This received rave reviews and recounts his life from the tracks in South Dakota to a very public downfall from alcohol. That book went on the NY Times Best Seller list. Now, more than 7 years sober, he counsels and helps many athletes and celebrities as well as countless alcoholics and drug addicts on a daily basis.


Open House

Youth Recovery Community Center Open House
October 25, 2016 | 4:30pm – 6:30pm
4601 San Pedro Ave | San Antonio, TX 78212

As part of our continued efforts to bring awareness to recovery supports, we have opened San Antonio’s first Youth Recovery Community Center (YRCC) where recovery services are provided BY youth FOR youth (learn more…). Come hear our stories, meet our staff and tour our center!


Craving Recovery

Craving Recovery: Healing the Mind & Body
October 11, 2016 | 6:30pm
7607 N. New Braunfels Avenue | San Antonio, TX 78209

Ever wonder what food cravings are telling us about our physical and mental health? Join us as licensed dietician Adrien Paczosa shares about what’s really going on inside the brain and the vital role nutrition plays in addiction recovery.


 Earl Campbell Breakfast

2016 Annual Breakfast | May 19, 2016
We would like to humbly acknowledge and thank our 2016 Annual Breakfast sponsors for their incredible support of Rise Recovery and our mission.

Save the date! Mar 23, 2021

Spend your morning with New York Times bestselling author, Anne Lamott, who is releasing her latest book Dusk, Night, Dawn: On Revival and Courage on March 2nd.

This is an exclusive opportunity to enjoy Anne’s signature honesty, humor and wisdom about seeing the light even through the darkest of times. Proceeds will benefit Rise Recovery’s programs and services.

For event details including sponsorship opportunities and ticket purchase, please click here!