Penrith Rams holding Mental Health Awareness Round

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The Penrith Rams Senior AFL Club will be holding their inaugural Mental Health Awareness Round on Saturday, 12 August 2017 at Blacktown International Sportspark.

The Rams have a very strong involvement in their local community and plan to continue this by raising awareness about the prevalence of mental health issues in Australia.

Football Operations Manager of the Penrith Rams, John Rix believes this is an important step to help combat mental health issues in the community.

“Our aim on the day is not only to raise awareness within our club but also the wider community, to the alarming statistics that surround mental health issues and, in particular, youth suicide,” Rix said.

“In recent months our club and local junior clubs have been impacted by both of these issues.”

On the day, the Rams will have a full fixture of football starting from 8.30am. All six games will take place at Blacktown International Sportspark, kicking off with the Division Five matchup against the Camden Cats.

With a full day of football and events planned, the day is expected to finish close to 6.30pm.

The Rams have planned the entire day to help raise funds for the ‘GOTCHA 4 Life Foundation’.

“The day is going to be a charity fundraiser with 100% of money raised going to our selected charities,” Wix said.

“Gotcha 4 Life Foundation is targeting men’s mental health – with the goal of saving lives and making a significant impact in raising the mental state of boys, men and their families.

The money raised will go directly towards providing funding for mental health school programs for boys that drives acknowledgement, acceptance and understanding of the challenges facing boys.”

To support the Rams on their inaugural Mental Health Awareness Round, get down to Blacktown International Sports Park on Saturday, 12 August 2017, with the first game starting at 8.30am.