BETHEL — The Bethel and Miami East Hope Squads are joining together to sponsor Hoops for Hope night at the Bethel versus Miami East boys basketball game on Friday, Feb. 3
The Hope Squads work to support suicide and mental health awareness and to fight the stigma around getting help. Hope Squads will be doing a fun activity during half time and helping as needed with people coming into the game.
In addition to the game, Tri County Board of Mental Health will be present at least 30 minutes before game time. They will have a resource table and will be putting on their “Hidden In Plain Sight” simulation. Hidden In Plain Sight is an opportunity for parents, teachers and others who work with adolescents to experience and explore the environment of a teenager and learn to spot signs of possible substance use and risky behavior. This experience is for those 21 and older.
The event will run alongside the boys basketball and Cheer Senior Night, and will start between the junior varsity and varsity games. The JV game starts at 5:45 p.m., and the varsity game begins at approximately 7:30 p.m.