To destigmatize the topic of mental health, Metropolitan Riveterof the Premier Hockey Federation mental health awareness Matchday this Sunday (January 15th at 2pm) Minnesota Whitecaps so Link at the American Dream Airing in East Rutherford, New Jersey ESPN+.
riveter front and Quinnipiac College legendary scorer Kelly Babstock join Sports jam with Doug Doyle He talks about the impact of the game and his hockey career that began in his native Canada.
The event hosted by Mightyer, a company that helps children build emotional strength and visualize emotions in real time. With our library of award-winning games, children learn lifelong coping skills through play, Practice and apply. As a presenting partner, the company will also have a product demo booth onsite for families interested in learning more about this play-based digital therapy solution. Mightier co-founder and CEO Craig Lund speaks before the game and stands by to drop the puck during a showdown in his Dream.
Canadian-American dual citizen Kelly Babstock is thrilled with Sunday’s venue in East Rutherford and the message coming through women’s hockey and the riveter.
“Mental health is such a big thing. We don’t usually talk about it enough. There is a negative stigma around mental health. Everyone has mental health, so end that stigma.” That’s why it’s so important to let these games shine some lights, and even games, all year long.I love Link.The American Dream is great.You I know it’s not your typical hockey rink in. It’s a fun time especially for fans. You come to our games and watch some.If you can do good hockey it’s an entertainment and retail hub so You can go anywhere.”
Babstock coaches women’s and men’s hockey teams and stresses the need for parents to make sure their kids are having fun while they play the sport. She sees the pressure put on children at an early age. For her, the pressure of being a professional athlete is also a challenge.
“Being a professional hockey player, there is a lot of pressure and expectations about how you should be as a player. There is pressure on yourself and listening to others and what they think it comes with sacrifices It’s trying to find your best balance It’s not always easy , try to keep your head in a positive position.
Now a PHF veteran, Babstock takes leadership responsibilities and role models very seriously.
“I really take pride in making everyone feel included and feel important. The way I do it is by telling everyone I see. comes to the link…so does life.You never know how your energy or the way you talk to someone or notice someone will make you feel the rest of your day.”
Babstock encourages youth players to speak up and discuss issues with their coaches and parents.
When Kelly was eight years old, she got the chance to meet the legendary Boston Bruins defensive player. Hall of Famer Bobby Her Orlando will never forget she was kissed on the cheek by a hockey great.
“I was just ecstatic and knew what a big deal he was and always will be.”
That moment is a Babstock treasure. Learning from her experience and many others, she enjoys signing autographs to children and talking about sports and their lives.
can see the whole sports jam Read our interview with Kelly Babstock here