PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — The Portsmouth Purple Dodge Ball Tournament, an annual event held as part of the THP Project Purple Initiative, took place Thursday night at Portsmouth High School. View photos from the event below.
This year celebrates six years of the THP Project Purple Initiative, a national initiative of The Herren Project, a non-profit foundation established by Portsmouth resident Chris Herren, a former NBA basketball player, motivational speaker, author and sobriety advocate. The Herren Project assists individuals and families struggling with addiction through treatment navigation, education and mentoring.
The Herren Project’s Project Purple Initiative goals are to create awareness and educate the public on the epidemic of substance abuse while encouraging teens and people of all ages to make positive decisions and stand up to drugs and alcohol.
The following photos were posted on social media after the event. Various members of the community, including School Committee members, Town Council members, police, fire and students, took part in the annual event.
— Portsmouth Schools (@psd_ri) January 25, 2018
— Ana Riley (@riley_ana) January 25, 2018
— Ana Riley (@riley_ana) January 26, 2018