Heading into his fourth OHL season, Guelph Storm defenseman Garrett McFadden has a story to share – and it goes well beyond a 200-foot ice surface that has seen the Kincardine, Ontario native become an OHL Champion as a 16-year-old rookie in 2014, push through an injury riddled season, and hold a leadership role on a struggling, young squad through the 2015-16 campaign. Instead, McFadden’s Movement looks to make a connection with minor athletes by highlighting not only the pressures of sport, but also the significance of talking about mental health in hopes of changing the stigma surrounding athletes. Directly affected by the loss of a close family friend back in 2011 paired with his personal experience, McFadden wants to make a change, starting at the beginning.
Minor hockey teams can invite McFadden to share his story and participate in a collaborative talk. In addition to having McFadden certified with both Safe Talk and Assist, a member of the Canadian Mental Health Association will also be on hand.
Teams can participate in the program prior to a practice, inviting McFadden to join their practice afterwards as well.
If teams choose, they can also participate in the fundraising contest with other minor hockey teams. The team who raises the most money for McFadden’s Movement and mental health will win tickets to the Guelph Storm Canadian Mental Health Night on Feb. 3/2017, along with other great prizes!
Joining our fundraising efforts, Buffalo Wild Wings has offered the “Eat Wings, Help the Team” program, giving teams the chance to sign up and show their card in restaurant. At the end of the contest, 10% of money spent (not including taxes and discounts) goes back to the movement, adding to your fundraising total.
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For more information or to become involved with the Movement, please contact:
Community Relations Coordinator | Guelph Storm Hockey Club
T. (519) 837-9690 Ext. 104