The Hamilton Bulldogs have partnered with the Canadian Mental Health Association, Hamilton Branch for a mental health awareness game Saturday, February 22nd at 4:00 pm when the Hamilton Bulldogs take on the Oshawa General’s at the FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton. Click here to purchase tickets.
The game day experience will have several features to promote the importance of mental health, including:
- A CMHA-run kiosk on the concourse where fans can learn more about mental health and the organization’s community-based services
- A ceremonial puck drop and photo opportunity with CMHA Hamilton
- Videos featuring Hamilton Bulldogs players talking about the importance of mental health
- Public service announcements about mental health and CMHA Hamilton
This mental health awareness game is part of the the Hamilton Bulldog’s ongoing partnership with CMHA Hamilton and its Talk Today program. Originally launched by CMHA Ontario in partnership with the Ontario Hockey League in 2014, Talk Today provides an important opportunity to address the mental health needs of athletes across Canada. Through this program, over 1,000 OHL players and over 400 coaches, billets and staff have received mental health and suicide prevention training across the league.
The key piece of the Talk Today program has been to educate players about mental health and suicide prevention. Each team is also linked to a CMHA mental health coach, who provides support and mental health resources to individuals in need. Additionally, CMHA experts work with players from the Hamilton Bulldogs to deliver an in-class presentation about mental wellness to elementary school students.
You can purchase tickets for the game at the exclusive CMHA Hamilton discount rate of are available for $18 each. Click here to purchase tickets. Get your seats and share the link with family and friends to come enjoy the game!