Mariner’s Inn to host River Rhythm Fundraiser Nov. 8


DETROIT – Mariners Inn will host its 25th annual River Rhythm gala fundraiser at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8 at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.

Detroit Tigers special assistant and 1968 World Series champion Willie Horton will serve as keynote speaker for the event. The evening will feature a VIP reception with Willie Horton, a plated dinner, silent and live auctions, an award ceremony and entertainment.

The theme of this year’s black-tie 25th anniversary event is “Silver Linings of Recovery,” celebrating the self-worth, dignity and hope Mariners Inn provides to those struggling with addiction.

Monies raised by River Rhythm support Mariners Inn services, with 92 cents per dollar directly benefiting programming. Last year Mariners Inn provided vital recovery services to more than 600 homeless men, as well as family and youth outreach services focused on family reunification to nearly 170 individuals.

“River Rhythm is an opportunity for us to honor the individuals and generous donors who have supported our mission and made possible the continued expansion of our services, which now includes at-risk youth and young adults,” said David Sampson, chief executive officer of Mariners Inn.

Tickets are $150 each or $1,500 for a table of 10. Mariners Inn is seeking sponsors and donations of raffle items for River Rhythm. For information regarding sponsorships or to purchase tickets, please call Shauna Vercher-Morrow at 313-962-9446 ext. 230 or e-mail

About the Mariners Inn:

Founded in 1925 by the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan, Mariners Inn is a nonprofit homeless shelter, substance abuse treatment center and family social service agency dedicated to helping men who want to be free of addiction achieve a life filled with dignity and purpose. Based in Detroit’s Cass Corridor neighborhood, Mariners Inn provides a wide range of community social services including residential and outpatient treatment, transitional housing, family outreach, alcohol and highway safety, career training, peer mentoring, youth prevention and more. Ninety-two cents of every dollar contributed directly benefits Mariners Inn programming and services. For more information about Mariners Inn please call 313-962-9446 or visit “Recovery is real…and begins at Mariners Inn.”

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One response to “Mariner’s Inn to host River Rhythm Fundraiser Nov. 8

  1. I wish I had known about this sooner. I’ll definitely keep my eyes & ears open for this event next year.

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