MARINETTE — The UW-Marinette Continuing Education Department will offer a one-week class for those ready to quit the addiction to nicotine. The class will be held April 3-7, Monday through Friday, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at UW-Marinette in room M117. The 5 Days to Freedom Bootcamp taught by Bobby Robins, Peshtigo/Marinette local, will share his journey to quit the addiction to chewing tobacco. Robins made history in 2014 by becoming the oldest NHL rookie to make an Opening Day Roster at age 32.
“Quitting chewing tobacco freed me from a draining 11-year addiction. I gained so much strength through my quit that I knew I could accomplish anything,” said Robins. “It was my catalyst for making the NHL. I can’t wait to see how your life changes after you win back your freedom.”
Robins played for the Boston Bruins in the NHL as a forward and mostly known as a fighter and enforcer. In the 2014-2015 season, the second year of his contract with the Bruins, Robins made the opening night roster and made his NHL debut Oct. 8, 2014, against the Philadelphia Flyers. Robins announced his retirement due to concussion on July 9, 2015.
Cost of the class is $129 and includes all materials. Interested participants may register at www.marinette.uwc.ede/ce, or call 715-735-4300, ext. 4342.