BABSON PARK, Mass.—The Babson College men's ice hockey program and athletes from women's cross country and women's tennis will be volunteering at the College's third annual Fresh Check Day on Friday from 12-3 p.m. inside the Reynolds Campus Center.
Sponsored by Babson Health & Wellness, Olin College and the Jordan Porco Foundation, Fresh Check Day is designed to be an uplifting mental health promotion and suicide prevention event.
Fresh Check Day brings awareness of mental health resources and coping strategies to college campuses. The event creates an approachable atmosphere where students engage in dialogue about mental health while helping them feel connected to the resources available to them.
Activities will include interactive booths, food, farm animals, entertainment, therapy dogs, prizes, giveaways, and opportunities to converse with students and campus partners.
Men's ice hockey is co-sponsoring the Boost booth, which seeks to show that exercise not only promotes physical health but also improves one's mental health. Players will stress how working out for just 30 minutes a few times a week can boost overall mood while illustrating the many benefits of exercise and different ways to have physical activity in one's life.
Women's tennis sophomore Ally Kaden (Brielle, N.J.) will be at the Mood Matters booth, where she will have a mask decorating activity, while classmate and women's cross country runner Julia Lawlor (Duxbury, Mass.) serves on the organizing committee and designed marketing collateral for the event.