Southern York hosts Warriors for Wellness event

York Dispatch

Susquehannock High School will host a staff vs. students basketball game to raise awareness for mental and physical health.

The game is called Warriors for Wellness, and it's a collaborative effort between the high school's Aevidum club and Mini-THON. Aevidum is a nonprofit organization that started in a Lancaster County school after a student there died by suicide. The organization hopes to end silence and ignorance surrounding depression and suicide, according to its website.

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Mini-THON helps raise money for families affected by childhood cancer. The philanthropy program started at Penn State University, but several high schools participate as well.

At the game, Susquehannock's Aevidum club will be selling bracelets and passing out information on how to help friends or other students in a crisis. Mini-THON also will have information related to Four Diamonds, the organization to which Mini-THON donates to assist families struggling with childhood cancer.

Ticket sales for the event, as well as money made from the bracelet sales, will go toward future Aevidum events. Concessions and raffle prizes will benefit Four Diamonds.

Warriors for Wellness will take place Monday, Dec. 12, at the Susquehannock High School gymnasium. Tickets are $4 with a $2 ticket rate for students.