Fairfield high schools volleyball program shifts annual fundraiser to support mental health awareness

Fairfield high schools volleyball program shifts annual fundraiser to support mental health awareness
Fairfield Freshman and Senior High schools will be selling masks to help support suicide prevention. (Source: Fairfield City Schools)

FAIRFIELD, Ohio (FOX19) -Fairfield Freshman and Senior High School volleyball team be shifting their annual Lead the Fight fundraiser by selling face masks to support suicide prevention.

The team usually sells T-shirts and does fundraising activities throughout the school day. Due to the pandemic, the team will be selling face masks.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will go toward Hope Squad-a peer-to-peer suicide prevention program

“Our students are stressed, overwhelmed, and anxious,” said Head Volleyball Coach and Hope Squad advisor Jessi Grimes.

School officials say the money will be used to help students learn about self-care and coping skills amid the pandemic.

Masks are $10 and can be ordered online.

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