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Mental health event postponed

PERKINS TWP. β€” Events featuring two former professional baseball players discussing mental health this week are postponed due to the winter storm. 

Both programs, for high school students and the public, are rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 17 at the Chapel on Galloway Road. The same times are still in place, Erie County commissioner and co-organizer Matt Old said.

The first event is for high school students from Erie and Huron counties from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Later that day, a meet-and-greet is planned from 4:30-5:30 p.m., and the public presentation will occur at 6 p.m.

Robinson is now the mental health advocate for San Francisco Giants, and Rua is the director of baseball operations for the T3 Warhawks, an elite youth baseball program based in Avon. They're friends who have banded together to share the importance of caring for one's mental health.

Both Robinson and Rua will be available for photos and autographs.

Here's a short description of the event:

β€œIn 2020, Major League Baseball player Drew Robinson attempted to take his own life. After surviving for 20 hours, he chose life and called for help. His mission now is to help others in his new role as the mental health advocate for the Giants.”

Sponsors of this event include the Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services Board of Erie County, North Point Educational Service Center, Kalahari Resorts and Teen Leadership Corps.