Suicide does not discriminate and it must be taken seriously. If we all take an inward look, we understand the far-reaching impact of suicide. After the tragic loss of Alex, who died by suicide in May of 2019, his heartbroken family formed a team of determined and passionate individuals who are ready to fight to ensure others will not face this excruciating pain. We know that not everyone reaches out for help and therefore, if we can assist in providing education for suicide awareness and prevention, we can make a difference. If it helps to save even one life, it is worth it! Our dedicated team is ready to do whatever it takes to help create sport, community, and better yet, a world without suicide.
Team Alex, in partnership with The Outreach Centre, will work together with Sports Leagues across the Province of Alberta to educate and train leaders, coaches, parents, teachers, children, youth, and people everywhere on this imperative subject. We aim to increase awareness while building resiliency and expanding the capacity for people to appropriately respond. Our dream is we would be able to extend our reach to include absolutely everyone, regardless of their location. Threaded throughout our work, we also strive to spread kindness to those around us to remind people that they are indeed valuable and loved.
You can make a difference! Whether you wish to donate financially,* in kind, helping us get the word out, or join our team, or any other forms of support, partnership or sponsorship we value and are thankful for your contribution to further our mission. You will be helping us to provide training, awareness and resources to the coaches, parents and players of youth sports teams across Alberta. Together with you we can and will save lives!
*Your financial contribution is eligible for a charitable tax donation receipt.