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Phoenix Multisport co-founder joins CeDAR

March 12, 2013
by Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The co-founder of the fitness and recovery organization Phoenix Multisport has begun work at the Center for Dependency, Addiction and Rehabilitation (CeDAR) and will take over as the Colorado treatment organization’s marketing supervisor next January.

Ben Cort started at CeDAR in February, just a few months after having coordinated the campaign against Colorado’s marijuana legalization initiative that voters approved in November. Cort remains involved in the marijuana policy debate, having become a board member for the Project SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana) national organization established by former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy.

Cort will take over in January from CeDAR’s current marketing supervisor, Rollie Fisher, who will semi-retire and work in a part-time position at the treatment facility. Cort said in a statement regarding his new workplace, “Our emphasis on gender-responsive integrated treatment, development of recovery-oriented support services, and long-term planning and goals for a continuum of care are second to none.”

Cort’s work at Phoenix Multisport helped build the organization’s national reputation for using athletics and other healthy activities to establish vibrant sober communities.