The annual Team55 Friday Night Lights event, held each fall in support of their renownedAssertive Outreach for Suicide Prevention (A.O.S.P.) program in Peterborough, has moved online this year!
Fans and supporters can bid on a wide range of great prizes, including Petes prizes like a private suite experience or a Return to Play Flex Pack, as well as many other high value items like a Carrie Underwood autographed guitar and Zoom calls with celebrities.
The silent auction runs until October 2. Click here to place your bids!
Founded by Petes President Dave Pogue and his family and friends in 2013, Team55 Tackles Suicide Awareness works with community mental health organizations, sports teams, and sponsors to help raise awareness and funds for suicide prevention. Every fall, Team55 hosts an annual Friday Night Lights football event raising funds for the Canadian Mental Health Association Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge’s Assertive Outreach for Suicide Prevention (A.O.S.P.) program in Peterborough. Following regional public health directives, we unfortunately are not able to host an event this year. Instead, we are hosting this silent auction in support of the A.O.S.P. program.
About Assertive Outreach for Suicide Prevention
Founded in 2016 following a generous donation from Team55, the A.O.S.P. program in partnership with Peterborough Regional Health Centre, provides support and follow-up to individuals who have made a serious suicide attempt. The program has helped over 330 individuals get the support they need following discharge from the hospital. This past year, 45 individuals received support from the program in Peterborough alone. 25% of those individuals were aged 16-24, displaying a significant need for youth mental health support in our region. Given the effects of COVID-19 on mental health, we expect that this need will grow.
How You Can Help
The A.O.S.P. program works, but it needs your help. Currently, the program relies entirely on support from donors, such as Team55 and events like Friday Night Lights. This year, we hope that you will participate by bidding on some of the great items in this silent auction. All proceeds will go directly towards suicide prevention in Peterborough through C.M.H.A. H.K.P.R.