Discovery House Supports Taft Charter High School’s Baseball Team

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In its ongoing commitment to community involvement, The Discovery House drug addiction treatment center has agreed to sponsor a banner for the Taft Charter High School’s baseball team. Taft, chartered by the Los Angeles School District and located in Woodland Hills, has a commendable sports history that includes graduates who are playing successfully at a national level.

We especially like to support activities that encourage young people to do their best and to work together.

Illustrating its ongoing leadership in community involvement, The Discovery House Drug Addiction Treatment Center in Reseda has offered its support to Taft Charter High School’s baseball team by sponsoring a team banner. Taft, chartered by the Los Angeles School District and located in Woodland Hills, has a significant sports history, including graduates who have made names for themselves on national and international baseball teams. The Discovery House is committed to participation in community affairs, particularly those that benefit youth and family programs. By making an investment in programs that help build a positive future, The Discovery House is reinforcing its belief that structured activities, such as sports, provide a way for young people to feel a sense of belonging that reduces the chance of drug and alcohol abuse.

Taft Charter High School, which has the highest number of open enrollment students in the entire state, has hailed a reputation for excellence in athletics. In baseball alone, their alumni include former Major League shortstop and centerfielder Robin Yount, who was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999. His brother, Larry Yount, also a Taft graduate, is known in baseball trivia circles as the player with the shortest career in Major League history due to a warm-up injury. Other Taft baseball notables include Pete LaCock, a Major League first baseman and outfielder; Gabe Kapler, current director of player development for the Los Angeles Dodgers; and Rick Auerbach, a former Major League shortstop. Celebrated Taft alumni also include three Olympic medal winners; and the school’s football, basketball and volleyball teams have earned their share of success with citywide championships.

“We are proud to align ourselves with a school of this caliber,” said Tom Whiting, CEO of The Discovery House. “We especially like to support activities that encourage young people to do their best and to work together. The ability to communicate with one another is a skill that they will need in the adult world. They also will need to learn the meaning of teamwork in order to be successful. By supporting Taft’s baseball team with this banner sponsorship, we are sending a message of thanks to the school for helping students become good citizens in the future.”

The Discovery House is a behavioral and mental health facility located in Reseda, California. The treatment center, accredited by the Joint Commission, offers the highest quality of care to its clients through a variety of program methods. Joint Commission accreditation means The Discovery House meets the same quality control and inspection standards as a hospital. The center is fully licensed by the state of California and provides each client who enters rehab with an individualized treatment plan. Its residential treatment program, outpatient therapy, and alumni program help clients through all the stages of recovery. Treatment also helps clients address the underlying causes of addiction. The Discovery House primarily serves the Ventura, Thousand Oaks, Westlake, Woodland Hills and Santa Monica communities, but welcomes clients from throughout the country. To learn more about The Discovery House, visit

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