Ready for some hockey? Check out the Mental Health Awareness Hockey Tournament Coming to Downtown Boise May 14-16th, benefitting The Speedy Foundation!

Next weekend (May 14th-16th), the Mental Health Awareness  Adult Hockey Tournament is coming to Idaho Central Arena, benefitting The Speedy Foundation, a local non-profit whose mission is "to prevent suicide, support mental health education, and promote conversations to end stigma. The Speedy Foundation raises funds for, and collaborates with, other advocacy groups to achieve [their] mission."

I spoke with the event coordinator, Rachel Applebaum, who told me the goal of this event in particular, is to educate the public on mental health and continue to break the stigma. She added that she's gone through her own things that have taken a toll on her emotionally, mentally and physically. She's spoken to others in the hockey community and outside the hockey community as well and many agree that 2020 and the pandemic have been hard on so many people so t's time to try and bring some awareness and understanding to all, and to utilize the wonderful world of hokey to let everyone know that we're all in this together.

Spectators will be welcomed at the event but must wear a mask, adhere to social distancing guidelines (six feet), and children under 12 must be supervised at all times. You'll be able to finally get out on the town, see some live sports, have a good time, and benefit an incredible organization all in one. Keep an eye out here on this page in the coming days for the full schedule!

 

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Photo Credit: Rachel Applebaum
Photo Credit: Rachel Applebaum

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