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#HT40 SHOULDER CHECK SHOWCASE @ Terry Conners Rink
August 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Please join us and help spread the word about an upcoming fundraising event inspired by the amazing life of Hayden Thorsen, the 16 year old Darien student who tragically took his life last year. In honor of Hayden, his parents Sarah Thompson and Rob Thorsen founded the HT40 Foundation to bring people together through kindness and compassion, just as he did throughout his life. To inspire a culture of support through small actions that have big impact. Like a hand on a shoulder that lets you know you’re not alone.
We live in a connected world, but young adults today continue to feel isolated. In fact, 1 in 4 young adults experience a mental health crisis each year. The risk remains high amongst youth athletes, as they face added pressure to perform at the individual and team levels. But there is hope. Over 2/3 of them will accept support from a peer.
Introducing Shoulder Check Showcase, a launch event to encourage the commitment to reach out, check in and make contact with those around you. A Shoulder Check is something everyone can do – in locker rooms, in the halls, on and off the ice. It’s as simple as a “hey, how’s it going?” to ensure the person next to you feels appreciated, supported and loved. Our goal is to turn this into a daily habit/ritual through action-oriented initiatives that foster social connectedness.
Trevor Zegras has invited friends like Spencer Knight, Adam Fox, Chris Kreider, Matt Barzal and Kevin Shattenkirk to take the ice alongside a full roster of their NHL teammates. Follow @theshouldercheck or shouldercheck.org to see the roster fill.
Be there to help us launch the movement.
When: Thursday, August 3rd – Parking opens at 4pm at rink; Event time 6-830pmWhere: Terry Conners Rink (1125 Cove Rd, Stamford, CT 06902)How: Click link to buy tickets here – https://shouldercheck.cbo.io
Add’l details: – Each ticket includes a voucher for one of our food truck partners before the game and a commemorative gift. – Shuttles will be provided to overflow parking once full. – We expect a sell-out crowd, please purchase your tickets early.