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Mental Health Week Event & Lacrosse Clinic Held at SRMS


The Suicide Prevention Coalition was one of the booths of the Putting The Puzzle Together. L-R: Chanel Cook, Olivia Cook, Anthony Tillman, Nylah Tillman and Anthony Cook Jr. Photo: Derrick Lafrance.

A friendly rivalry took place at the Mohawk School in Hogansburg last week and along with tips on field lacrosse, they got some valuable information about health issues.

The Attack Lacrosse program grades 3/4 team held a clinic followed by a short scrimmage against the Massena program.

On the lacrosse field Attack and Massena players stood side by side as Attack Coach John Lazore gave them pointers and ran drills on how to improve their game.

He had the kids do passing drills, they went over fundamental rules of the game and how to hold their sticks, as well as the different shooting styles.

Bella Ransom and Roy Gambill Jr., two of the winners of the bicycles. Photo: Derrick Lafrance.

They soon put that information to good use and had a short scrimmage afterward.

Also there, were Health Service representatives from the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe and Mohawk Council of Akwesasne taking part in Mental Health Week and they used this practice day to spread awareness. A series of booths were set up on the field and the promotion was called Putting The Puzzle Together. At each booth the participant was given a piece of a puzzle and at the Suicide Prevention Coalition table these pieces were assembled. That person's name went into a draw for four brand new bicycles.

Those winners were Nylah Tillman, Bella Ransom, Roy Gambill Jr., and Jrake Russell.

The SRMT Health Promotion Disease Prevention Services and MCA Wholistic Health and Wellness programs also had booths set up with their services.


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