GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT)- A follow up to our story on Thursday, two mental health awareness events took place on Friday as part of the initiative from the CMU Men's hockey team.
CMU hockey captain Philip Flink began a partnership with West Springs Hospital after opening up about his sister who took her own life.
Things kicked off at West Springs Hospital where players and staff had a reception for people looking to learn more about mental health services. Afterwards the hockey team faced off against Air Force on their home rink.
The bleachers were filled with fans to support the cause.
"It's something that goes along with hockey. But just to be able to be apart of something that's so huge and can go such a long way, as far as helping something that's bigger than us, is a really big deal for us," says CMU hockey player, Cooper Blevins.
For every goal that was scored, Conquest Construction donated $100, and a portion of the gate fee will go towards funding mental health services in Mesa County.