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Date(s) - 02/23/2019
8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Copper Mountain


On February 23, 2019, teams of two to six people will search Copper Mountain Resort for a number of “secret spots” to learn about mental health/suicide prevention stats and tools, solve mental puzzles and complete physical challenges as part of the inaugural Secret Spot Team Challenge. The event is a fundraiser for two Colorado-based nonprofits, Building Hope Summit County and My Quiet Cave, working to reduce suicide and improve mental health in Colorado.

“Suicide rates in Colorado are higher than the national average,” says Brandon ​Appelhans, Executive Director of My Quiet Cave. “As mental health issues are a growing concern in our mountain communities, we are excited to be a partner in the Secret Spot Team Challenge, because no one needs to handle their mental health alone.”

The Secret Spot Team Challenge presents both physical challenges and mental puzzles for teams to solve together while skiing and snowboarding. The physical challenges encourage team-building and transparent peer communication. The mental puzzles include those that educate on the problem of suicide and poor mental health in mountain towns and also equip those involved to practically engage in the effort against suicide.

Teams will be responsible to fundraise at least half of their team’s entry fee through the Crowdrise platform as part of the effort to raise awareness for suicide prevention and mental health. All funds raised will benefit Colorado-based nonprofits working to reduce suicide and improve mental health.

Inspired to join? Sign up a team to participate or donate to a team: visit www.SecretSpotChallenge.com.

About Building Hope Summit County

Building Hope is a community-wide mental health initiative designed to create a more coordinated, effective and responsive mental health system that promotes emotional well-being, reduces stigma and improves access to care and support for everyone in Summit County. BuildingHopeSummit.org

About My Quiet Cave

My Quiet Cave creates spaces for faith and mental health, equipping churches and faith communities to engage mental health by helping create grassroots support by developing and training mental health professionals alongside peers to lead groups integrating faith and mental health in local faith communities. MyQuietCave.com