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November 2023 NEWFOUNDLAKELIFE.COM Page 23 Sports
Newfound Field Hockey Takes a Shot at Mental Health!
 Newfound Field Hockey has done some notable work in their community over the years as they take a stand to promote awareness of mental health in student-ath- letes.
Newfound Field Hockey has created a TRADITION of play- ing for a cause larger than the game itself. This year, they hosted a dedication game on Tuesday, September 19th, to highlight awareness for student-athlete mental health through the organi- zation, Morgan’s Message. For this game, the team took pledges for each shot on goal made by New- found and Mascoma Valley, as well as flat donations to our cause.
The mission of Morgan’s Mes-
canine companions. Nine play- ers collected over $100, and one collected over $500 in donations
to NAMI NH. Great work, Lady Bears!
For more information about
Morgan’s Message, please visit https://www.morgansmessage. org/. For more information on
NAMI NH, please visit https:// No one has to fight alone.
         603 744 9111
1030 Mayhew Turnpike Bridgewater, NH 03222
 sage is “to strive to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health within the student-athlete commu- nity and equalize the treatment of physical and mental health in athletics. They aim to expand the dialogue on mental health by nor- malizing conversations, empower- ing those who suffer in silence, and supporting those who feel alone.”
The team was able to raise $1867 to donate to NAMI NH (National Alliance on Mental Ill- ness), a local organization that provides services to those with var- ious mental health needs and edu- cates others on the importance of mental health in their communi- ties. Not only did the team donate $1867 to NAMI NH, but 23 rep- resentatives of the Newfound Re- gional High School Varsity Field Hockey team participated in the NAMI NH 5K walk on Sunday, October 1st. Of these represen- tatives, 15 were members of the field hockey team, 2 were coaches, 3 were friends/family, and 3 were

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