The Drogosz family enjoyed a visit June 5 to Rosecrance Hillman House to see a new basketball court built in part thanks to their generous donation.
Dick and Marianne Drogosz and their daughter, Susan Lefaivre, attended a dedication ceremony for the court at the house, a substance abuse recovery home for teenage and young adult males in Rockford.
The donation was a grant from the John M. Drogosz Youth Substance Abuse Prevention/Treatment Memorial Fund through the Freeport Community Foundation. The fund was established in December 2010 by Dick and Marianne to honor the memory of their son.
The fund aims to help nonprofit organizations with educational, prevention and/or treatment of substance abuse programs focused on helping youth ages 21 and younger.
Several other groups donated to the basketball court project, including the Try-Beta Club, a Rockford service organization that has supported Rosecrance for nearly 40 years.
Dick, Marianne and Susan chatted with and enjoyed refreshments with Hillman residents. They also toured Hillman and watched some of the boys play basketball on the new court.
“We can’t thank you enough for your support for Rosecrance,” Anne Boccignone, Rosecrance’s vice president of development, said at the dedication event. “We appreciate all you have done for Rosecrance over the years. We know you understand the challenges presented by addiction and the important role that physical activity can play in recovery.”