The Arkansas Naturals are stepping up to the plate for mental wellness on Saturday, May 4 at 7:00 PM when they take on the Arkansas Travelers at Arvest Ballpark. Ozark Guidance is partnering with the Naturals for the third annual Teal in the Park Night to support May as Mental Health Month. The players and coaches will wear teal game jerseys with the Mental Wellness logo on the sleeve to demonstrate their support for good mental health.
The pregame ceremony will start at 6:40 PM with Ozark Guidance CEO Tom Petrizzo kicking off the night’s celebration by introducing our sponsors at home plate. Harp’s is our presenting sponsor this year and CEO Roger Collins is our honorary host and will throw out the first pitch. Other sponsors include: Walker Foundation, Schmieding Foundation, Bank of America, Naturals, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Walker Brothers Insurance, Ozark Film and Video, 3W, Citiscapes, Celebrate, KNWA and the Jon Williams Show.
Volunteers and sponsors will throw out teal brain squeezes to the crowd to reflect the more than 110,000 individuals in Northwest Arkansas that will suffer from a mental health challenge this year including 24,600 children. This is a great event for the entire family with special activities for the children. Fans will also be able to purchase the limited addition teal game jerseys that the Naturals will be wearing.
Tickets are currently available for $8 in advance and half of the proceeds benefit Ozark Guidance. To buy tickets please visit the Ozark Guidance website at ozarkguidance.org or the facebook page (facebook/Ozark Guidance). You will be able to pick up your tickets on game day at the Ozark Guidance will call table at Arvest Ballpark. All the proceeds from the event will stay in Northwest Arkansas to provide counseling services for men, women and children.
Since 1970 Ozark Guidance has been saving and changing lives by providing compassionate, quality mental health services. Ozark Guidance is a local non-profit community mental health center that serves over 14,000 Northwest Arkansas residents including 4,800 children. Comprehensive mental health services are available for adults and children at clinics located in Bentonville, Berryville, Huntsville, Fayetteville, Rogers, Springdale and Siloam Springs.
Everyone is encouraged to show their support for good mental health by wearing teal to the game. A few lucky people will win prizes! For more details, visit ozarkguidance.org.