The Toronto Rock host the defending NLL champion Saskatchewan Rush Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre for their first home game of the season. Toronto has partnered with Bell Let’s Talk, a mental health awareness program designed to support mental health across Canada, as the presenting sponsor of the Rock’s home opener.
1 in 5 Canadians experience a form of mental illness at some point in their lives. Bell Let’s Talk aims to fight the stigma of mental illness, while encouraging open discussion about the way our society views mental illness.
The Rock will donate $1 per single-game ticket sold for the home opener to the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) in support of local mental health programs. Toronto Owner Jamie Dawick has also pledged to open his own wallet and match the donation number, making $2 in total being donated to the CMHA for every ticket sold.
“Mental health is important to all of us and thanks to Bell Let’s Talk, awareness has increased dramatically. I encourage fans to come out to the game to support Bell Let’s Talk partner, the CMHA, and keep the momentum in mental health going,” said Dawick. “I am happy to personally match each one-dollar contribution from the Rock. Together, we can make a meaningful donation to mental health in our community. Let’s make it a big one!”
Toronto expects upwards of 10,000 fans in attendance Saturday night. Tickets are still available by calling 416-596-3075 or by visiting the Rock’s website at www.torontorock.com.
For more information on Bell Let’s Talk and mental health initiatives across Canada, visit Bell’s website here.