ELF Goes National!
May 16th, 2018 by Mara James
Wow! It is hard to believe that this is our second year hosting Mental Health Awareness Events at MLB stadiums and we have already gone national! This was not part of the original plan but when I received notification of a suicide in New York and another one in Atlanta, I felt compelled to take action. I have family and friends in both locations so knew we could make something happen. I got on the phone with the NY Yankees and Atlanta Braves and they were both on board with helping up host an event. We were at SunTrust Park on May 4th and Yankee Stadium on May 6.
The energy at both stadiums was amazing! There were only 50 of us at each game, but our enthusiasm made up for numbers and I know that we made a BIG impact in bringing awareness to May as National Mental Health Awareness Month. You couldn’t miss us with with our large, fun sponge hands along with our neon green ELF hats.
I owe my hubby a big thank you for all of his support in my endeavors and for being the BEST high-fiver I could ever ask for. I would also like to thank our sponsors and my friends for donating to my birthday fundraiser which paid for at-risk children and their families to attend our events.