UXBRIDGE: In defiance of the obstacles laid in front of 17-year-old Uxbridge local and philanthropist Hayden Prince; the Shooting 4 Mental Health airsoft event was an enormous success. Hayden surpassed his set goal of $2,500.
The Military Simulation overnight AirSoft campaign was held on Saturday, April 16 to raise money for two local organizations that help those that struggle with mental illness.
The money raised will be split between the Cam Hick’s Foundation, and Durham Mental Health. “The real winner was mental health, with both Cam’s Kids and Durham Mental Health (kid’s line) benefitting from the $2,600 raised,” said Hayden’s father and biggest supporter, Roger Prince.
Teams from as far away as London, Ontario took to the battlefield at Uxbridge Shooting Sports for 22-hours of non-stop action aided by pyrotechnics, helicopter landings, and numerous raids. All for a noble cause.
To check out some pictures and video from the event, go to: www.shooting4mentalhealth.com and feel free to donate while on the website to lift the veil of stigma surrounding mental health.
The Cam Hicks Foundation is focused on providing support to youth struggling with anxiety, helping them to cope effectively in order to reach their full potential.
Durham Mental Health provides those struggling with mental illness a variety of support programs.