I am the father of Ciarra Joi "CJ" Rhodes. I am the man blessed to have 13 and a half years with my beautiful daughter. I am also the survivor of her teenage suicide. I miss her every minute of every day! I hope this site will keep her memory alive and maybe help others.

Author Archives: Dusty

CJR3 Memorial Softball Tournament info

This is the poster for the CJR3 Tournament.  We want to thank our Sponsors, ENVOY, BERSERK, MONSTA ATHLETICS, BSN SPORTS and 444 SPORTS.  Thank you all so much for your help in getting this event to be a success. We will do our best to raise both money and awareness to fight against suicide and bullying. …

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Remembering Ciarra by helping

As many of you know, the thought of my daughter being forgotten is a scary and driving force in my life. Much of the charity work that we have done so far has been driven by this simple,yet overwhelming, fear that I carry every second. I know that she was my world. I know that…

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Missing you

A friend did this for us awhile ago.  Today I was looking through pictures for the upcoming Ciarra Joi 3rd Annual Memorial Softball Tournament and came across this.  I will write more in the near future about the Memorial Softball Tournament. I just wanted to post this as I find these words to be so…

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Sorry so long away.

I am the reason that this site has fallen off.  I am the reason that it has not had any posts for a very long time.  I am the reason no information of the wonderful giving people around us have not been recognized.  I am sorry. This last year has shown how much more work…

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Ciarra Memorial Tournee Coming soon

The link will give you information for the 2nd Annual Ciarra Rhodes Memorial Softball Tourney.  We hope to raise both awareness and money for charity.  You do not have to be a player to come join us.  Will will enjoy your company. CJR2 Packet…

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2nd Annual Ciarra Rhodes Memorial Tourney

On 29-31 May, we will be holding the 2nd Annual Ciarra Rhodes Memorial Tourney in Babenhausen, Germany. We will be doing some things different this year.  We are looking for help.  We will be running our own catering so we could use helpers for that.  We are attempting to maximize our ability to donate to…

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Koblenz Softball Tourney against Bullying

We were honored to be a part of the 1st Annual Koblenz Raptors Softball against Bullying Indoor Fast Pitch Tourney.  This tourney was a great success!  Six teams from several European countries traveled to support Softball against Bullying and Teen Suicide awareness.  Teams from Germany, Belgium, Holland and Luxemburg were represented with players from all…

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Softball against Bullying Charity Tournament

Today we head to Koblenz, Germany for another great idea. Our softball family keeps growing. The Koblenz Raptor fast pitch softball team will hold the First Annual Softball against Bullying indoor Softball Tournament. All proceeds from this great day will go to charity in the name of our beloved daughter Ciarra. I will post more…

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