Supporting Teen Mental
Health at Scurry 2019
On Friday, May 10, 25 teams competed physically and mentally through challenges across Cincinnati for a cause: to support teen mental health.
Teen mental illness is a serious public health issue in Greater Cincinnati as it is across the nation, with 1 in 5 teens experiencing a mental health condition each year. Two local organizations are working tirelessly to support teens through their journey to mental health.
Cincinnati Children’s Adapting for Life, Surviving the Teens is a mental health program that equips participants with the tools and conversations they need to navigate life and thrive. It aims to increase help-seeking behaviors among troubled youth and their peers, increase family and school connectedness, decrease suicidal and other risk-taking behaviors, and improve students’ coping skills.
The Lindner Center of HOPE provides patient-centered, scientifically-advanced care for individuals suffering with mental illness. It is a center of excellence for treating a vast array of mental disorders, including teen mental health issues.
To empower these organizations to continue supporting mental health for Cincinnati teens, we formed an incredible partnership of organizations and individuals who helped make Scurry 2019 a success.
Teams competed at four hubs to complete 25 activities that ranged from the hilarious to the absurd. They built barrels and balanced toothbrushes (or attempted to, anyway). They tested their palates. They boogied. They answered trivia. Those who conquered the event include this year’s winners:
- Racking up the most points throughout the day, the Cincinnati Enquirer’s “American Flag” team claimed first place to win the Superb Scurriers Award.
- As a result of their fundraising efforts, this year’s Impact Award was earned by Relevate Health Group’s “teamHOPE.” A true team effort, they raised over $4,000 for the cause. (A new record for the Scurry!)
- For team spirit (and arguably the best team apparel), this year’s Team Morale Award goes to the U-Pull-&-Pay’s “WiseQuacks.”
The Scurry 2019 Superlative Awards were well earned by:
- American Modern Insurance Group
- Cincinnati Children’s (the “Controlled Chaos” team)
- YPO (Team 1)
Thank you to all of the teams who supported the event. We couldn’t have done this without you!
Thank you to our 2019 presenting sponsor, Fifth Third Bank, and hub sponsor Western & Southern Financial Group, as well as to Cincinnati Enquirer, our official media sponsor.
Compliments to Trophy Awards Manufacturing for providing all the print materials and T-shirts for the event.
Last but certainly not least, thank you to all of our challenge station hosts!
Missed this year’s event? There’s still time to donate. Head to thescurry.com and click “Donate” to make a contribution in support of teen mental health.