GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan, (Wood) — The Grand Rapids Griffins play three games this week, but one in particular will focus on more than just competition.
Saturday’s game will show support for those struggling with suicide and mental health issues as part of a league-wide initiative. “Hockey Talk”.
The team is affiliated with a non-profit organization in Western Michigan. got itAthletes wear stickers on their helmets indicating their support.
Additionally, the team encourages fans to share their messages on social media using the hashtags “Hockey Talk” and “We Know Love Can Heal”.
The game will also be more sensory friendly. Fans who are sensitive to loud noises and lights can watch the game without the usual stress in the arena.
“One of my passions is bringing mental health conversations into our everyday space to normalize conversations,” i understand founder Vonnie Woodrick said in a release. “I applaud Griffin for recognizing the importance of mental health and the sensory needs of others with this meaningful game.”
Saturday game from 7pm Tickets available at available online and at the box office at the Van Andel Arena.