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The Recovery Project and The Mary and Charles A. Parkhill Foundation For Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Set to Host Bocce Palooza XII

Annual fundraiser benefits those with spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries

The Recovery Project, a leading provider of progressive, effective neuro rehab therapies that improve the lives and functionality of patients with spinal cord and other neurological injuries, and The Mary and Charles A. Parkhill Foundation will host Bocce Palooza XII on Saturday, March 9 from 6 – 11 p.m. at Palazzo Di Bocce in Orion, Michigan. Polly Swingle, co-founder and CEO of The Recovery Project, made the announcement.

Since its inception, the event has raised more than $500,000 for The Mary and Charles A. Parkhill Foundation to award therapy scholarships to individuals suffering from spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries. Scholarship recipients can use these resources for therapy and other essential services needed to achieve optimal independence and quality of life. Nearly 80 grants have been awarded to date.

“Individuals who have suffered spinal cord or traumatic brain injuries often lack the necessary resources to pursue a proper evidence-based therapy program that will do more to help them achieve a greater level of recovery,” said Swingle. “The work being done by The Mary and Charles A. Parkhill Foundation has changed the lives of so many individuals by giving them access to those resources, and it continues to fundamentally change the lives of recipients and their support network for the better.”

Tickets for the event can be purchased in advance for $125, which includes dinner, drinks and entry into the Bocce Ball tournament. There will also be a silent auction and raffles at the event for attendees. Sponsorship packages are available, including a Raffle Basket Sponsorship for $250; Silver Sponsor for $500; Lane Sponsor for $500; Equipment Sponsor for $1,000; Gold Sponsor for $1,000; Quality of Life Sponsor for $2,000; Bar Sponsor for $2,000; Swag Bag Sponsor for $2,000; and Platinum Sponsor for $5,000. If you can’t attend the event, sponsorship opportunities are a great way to help the foundation continue to provide the resources for individuals to receive quality care.

“Bocce Palooza is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and we’re grateful for partners like The Recovery Project and all the individuals, families and businesses across metro Detroit that support our efforts to create life-changing results for individuals with spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries,” said Charlie Parkhill, president of the foundation. “The scholarships we’ve awarded have helped recipients in profound ways that range from being able to get out of bed in the morning to living independently without any supervision—none of which would be possible without our wonderful partners, sponsors and supporters.”

Palazzo Di Bocce is located at 4291 S. Lapeer Rd., Orion, Michigan, 48359. For more information and to purchase tickets or make a donation, please visit or contact Ashley Bentz at The Recovery Project at 734-743-2909. You can also learn more about the Parkhill Foundation and Bocce Palooza at