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Former St. Francis player/coach Drinnon honors brother with ride

September 8, 2018 GMT

Former St. Francis men’s basketball player and graduate assistant coach Ronnie Drinnon is riding a bike to Florida in honor of his brother, Brandon Collins, who passed away June 24 of a heroin overdose.

Drinnon, a 2016 graduate, and his family have started a non-profit organization with the goal to combat issues such as drug/alcohol abuse, addiction and mental health.

Drinnon’s organization, T.A.M.E (Together Addiction Meets An End) is asking for help in cleaning up drug addictions within the community.

Before his passing, Collins shared his plans to return to Delray Beach, Fla., the site of his most recent rehabilitation stint. He was able to get clean there, but couldn’t manage a life of sobriety in Ohio. Brandon knew he had to go back to Delray Beach and start a new life. Unfortunately, addiction wouldn’t allow it.


As part of T.A.M.E.’s kickoff event, Drinnon is cycling to Delray Beach in his honor. The ride began Saturday in Pennsylvania and will end in Delray Beach, a journey of roughly 1,300 miles through eight states with one goal in mind ... Ride to End Addiction.

To support Drinnon’s family and T.A.M.E.’s cause, you can visit his website.