COLCHESTER, Vt. - The Saint Michael's College chapter of Hope Happens Here (HHH) continues its 2019-20 programming on Saturday when men's ice hockey hosts its annual Mental Health Awareness Game. The puck drops between the Purple Knights and Franklin Pierce University at 4 p.m. in Cairns Arena in South Burlington.
Members of HHH, which promotes mental health awareness and mental well-being among college students, in particular student-athletes, will be on hand to share information and continue the discussion about mental health. The Purple Knights are wearing special HHH T-shirts during off-ice warm-ups, and HHH members will be on hand to continue the conversation about mental health and fundraise for the organization.
HHH hosted Mental Health Awareness events in conjunction with field hockey, men's and women's soccer, women's tennis and women's volleyball this past fall, and has basketball (Jan. 25) and women's ice hockey (Feb. 8) on its upcoming schedule. Men's lacrosse (April 7) and softball (April 15) are slated to host events this spring.
During last year's HHH Mental Health Awareness contest, the Purple Knights honored HHH's founders, program alums and 2017 Hockey Humanitarian Award winners Danny Divis '17 and Justin McKenzie '17, during a pregame banner unveiling ceremony. Divis and McKenzie have helped HHH grow from a Saint Michael's-based group into one with chapters at numerous colleges and high schools, including many around the country, the Northeast-10 Conference and the local area. Visit here and hopehappenshere.co for more information.