This year the Cariboo Cougars of the BCMML have partnered with a mental health awareness program called MindRight
There is not enough done in youth hockey, or most youth sports for that matter, and that is why the Cougars organization took it upon themselves to collaborate with this program.
The Cougars take on the South Island Royals this weekend, and of course this weekend is about hockey, but Saturday’s game is the mental health awareness game. At the game there will be special jerseys worn by Cariboo, a booth set up promoting the MindRight program, you can enter a draw to win a Duncan Keith jersey, the Fanboni will be there, and much more! Admission to the Saturday game is by donation with proceeds going towards mental health awareness programs.
Jessie Sprague is the organizer of the MindRight program which has included training for the parents and coaching staff as to how to handle any situation that arises with their players concerning mental health. The training also continued today for the players of the Cariboo Cougars, as well as the visiting South Island Royals who they will play today at 3:45 and tomorrow at 10am at Kin 1. This program has been brought together to broaden the knowledge of those around the game of hockey and youth sports.
Assistant captain for the Cariboo Cougars, Myles Mattila, is a spokesperson for the website www.mindcheck.ca/, he has also taken the role as spokesperson for MindRight. You can hear from Myles on his involvement with the programs in this interview with CKPG TV: Myles Mattila on Mental Health Awareness
Come out to Kin 1 this afternoon to support the Cougars and to break the stigma around mental health in youth sports.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON MINDRIGHT
ONLINE – http://mindright.info/
FACEBOOK – https://www.facebook.com/mindrightinfo/
TWITTER – https://twitter.com/MindRightInfo