This release is courtesy of Babson Sports Information.
BABSON PARK, Mass.—The Babson College women's volleyball team volunteered at the College's second annual Fresh Check Day on Friday, September 29, at the Park Manor Quad. The festival-type event bringing the community together to check-in on college students' mental health was co-sponsored by Babson Health & Wellness and the Jordan Porco Foundation.
Fresh Check Day brings awareness of mental health resources and coping strategies to college campuses. The celebratory event creates an approachable atmosphere where students are encouraged to engage in dialogue about mental health with interactive booths, food, entertainment, therapy animals, prizes and giveaways.
"We've been looking for ways to become more involved in the campus community," said head coach Eric Neely, "and this was a perfect opportunity. Two of our players, Gizem Yilmaz and Emily Woodward, are Babson Peers on Wellness, and we are proud of what they are doing to give back to Babson. Fresh Check Day is a great way for our team to support Gizem and Emily in this."
Women's volleyball co-sponsored the Boost booth, which seeks to show that exercise not only promotes physical health but also improves one's mental health. Players stressed how working out for just 30 minutes a few times a week can boost overall mood while illustrating the many benefits of exercise and different ways to have physical activity in one's life.
"Gizem's booth focuses on how healthy physical activity can boost a student's mental health," added Neely. "This is something we feel strongly about and I'm excited our team is helping."