Raising Your Awareness about Narcotics was established in loving memory of Ryan Kelder, who died of a heroin overdose on August 22, 2015. It is our mission to bring awareness to an epidemic that is destroying a generation, to end the stigma of addiction, and inspire hope in those families struggling with this horrible disease.
We would like to thank all of our sponsors for their continued support. Through collaboration with various organizations and your generous donations, we are able to host several community events surrounding the prevention of addiction. These include The Ulster County Youth Rally and impact speakers including Chris Herren, Tony Hoffman, and Darryl Strawberry. Additionally, R.Y.A.N.’s team members have connected individuals and families with service providers and various resources getting them the support needed to recover.
In order to continue to meet the needs of our community, we need your help. R.Y.A.N. hosts three major events each year.
The Second Annual Raising Your Awareness about Narcotics Drive Fore Recovery Golf Tournament. To be held on Monday, July 26th, 2021 at Wiltwyck Golf Club.
The Second Annual Raising Your Awareness about Narcotics Ulster County Youth Rally. Tentatively to be held on September 30th, 2021 at Dietz Stadium. R.Y.A.N. will host the 9th grade students of each of the nine school districts in Ulster County to an event promoting drug prevention. Each student walks away with a goody bag filled with information about community resources and R.Y.A.N. swag!
The Seventh Annual Raising Your Awareness about Narcotics 5K Run/Walk. This will be held on Sunday, October 17th, 2021 at Loughran Park. This is our original and largest fundraiser.
Your sponsorship will help us continue our work in the community. Let’s end the stigma and raise awareness of the disease of addiction.
The Kelder Family & Team R.Y.A.N.2021 Golf Tournament Sponsor Opportunities