Dwight Gooden hits the links for charity golf tournament in Roslyn Harbor

The Bridge, an organization that helps rehabilitate and house people struggling with mental illness and substance abuse, hosted the event.

News 12 Staff

Jul 24, 2023, 9:29 PM

Updated 270 days ago

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Former Yankees and Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden was among dozens of former athletes taking part in a charity golf tournament Monday in Roslyn Harbor.
A nonprofit called The Bridge hosted the event at the Engineers Country Club. The organization helps rehabilitate and house people struggling with mental illness and substance abuse.
Gooden says the cause hits "close to home" for him.
"I've been involved with recovery, addiction, as well as mental health," Gooden says. "I celebrated four years yesterday, so I understand what pain feels like, what pain looks like."
The Bridge has 24 buildings and nearly 500 apartments in New York City to assist vulnerable residents.


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