Cornhole tourney held to raise awareness


Staff Report



Twenty-two youth participated in the cornhole tournament sponsored by Central Ohio Mental Health Center.


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Central Ohio Mental Health Center sponsored a cornhole tournament for youth last Friday to increase awareness of “trauma-informed care.”

The event represents a first step in implementing a more trauma-informed approach to care, center officials said.

Twenty-two youth participated in the tournament and about 50 kids and parents attended the event, with the smaller kids participating in other games and activities, such as face painting, volleyball, ladder golf, and making balloon animals.

John Brady and Ethan Tranel were the tournament champions and played a final challenge game against Central Ohio Mental Health Center’s executive director, Mark Travis, and staff member Megan Rausch. Jon and Ethan won.

More than $250 in gift card prizes were given out to the kids, as well as posters, sidewalk chalk and bubble wands, thanks to donations from St. Mary Catholic Church, Meijer, Wal-Mart, Kroger, Game Stop and staff members from Central Ohio Mental Health Center.

This event was at 242 S. Henry St.

As an agency, Central Ohio Mental Health Center seeks to cultivate specialized techniques and policies to ensure children are able to heal from past trauma and develop skills necessary to build resiliency.

Twenty-two youth participated in the cornhole tournament sponsored by Central Ohio Mental Health Center.
http://delgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_cornhole.jpgTwenty-two youth participated in the cornhole tournament sponsored by Central Ohio Mental Health Center. Courtesy photo

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Information for this story was provided by the Central Ohio Mental Health Center.

Information for this story was provided by the Central Ohio Mental Health Center.

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