Strike out the Stigma

by Rhiannon Turner




Campaign has ended


This is for my son Adam who is a collegiate D3 baseball player for LaGrange College. He starts at 2B and leads off. The pressure of self induced perfection, carrying a difficult full class load coupled with collegiate sports is incredibly hard on these young adults. Now that I am aware of how mental health isn’t spoken about enough at the NCAA level, I plan to do what I can to help others who may be dealing with this to get the help they need.

Tyler Matzek and Max Fried from the Atlanta Braves are teaming up for the 2nd Annual Strikeout the Stigma Campaign for the Athletes Against Anxiety and Depression Foundation!

Tyler and AAAD Founder China McCarney teamed up in 2022 for the inaugural Strikeout the Stigma Campaign and raised over $30,000 for Mental Health. This year Tyler is rehabbing an arm injury and still wanted to do something special to #BeTheChange for Mental Health.

Enter Max Fried.

Max Fried has joined Tyler and China this year to raise funds and awareness for Mental Health as well as normalize the conversation around the topic. Tyler and Max will be donating $100 each for every strikeout that Max records in the 2023 season! You can get involved and create a fundraising goal of your own within the campaign. You can contribute one time donations or pledge a donation per strikeout as well.

100% of the funds raised at AAAD go towards creating Mental Health Resources for those in need! Our number one resource, and where AAAD allocates a majority of funds raised, is to our FREE THERAPY Resource where AAAD connects individuals in need of Therapy to Mental Health Services and covers the cost for a period of time.

Tyler and Max's commitment to help AAAD and those suffering from a Mental Health battle is incredible. Help us Be The Change for Mental Health and provide the resources and awareness to those in need!

How would you like to support?