06 May Mark’s Game
This is incredible! $7000 raised for mental health!
A bursary has been created from the proceeds of this event.
“Mark’s Game’ Bursary
In memory of Mark Laing
This bursary has been created in memory of Mark Laing who died by suicide in 2011 at the age of 18. Mark’s family and friends began a golf tournament called “Mark’s Game” to raise funds in support of mental health.
“Someone like Mark you can truly never forget. You wouldn’t find a happier, more goofy person than him. Everyone was shocked at the news that Mark was gone and were having trouble coping. It was extremely hard to understand and try to make sense of. We wanted to honour Mark somehow and raise awareness for mental illnesses for youth”. Ryan Stapleton, founder of “Mark’s Game”
Mark loved sports and excelled at many. His family wanted more young people to have access to sports like Mark did. This bursary is available for client’s ages 14-19 requiring financial assistance related to sports. This bursary may be able to be used to purchase sports equipment, registrations and memberships. The bursary provides a maximum of $2500 per year for requests.
Thank you to everyone for their support and passion for youth mental health
Mark’s Game 2017
At “Mark’s Game”, we want to honour the life of Mark Laing by reducing the stigma surrounding mental health. We plan to continue working with the local community to build better support systems for those who are in need. No one should feel ashamed of a mental illness and no one should suffer in silence. Mark always put other people first and now it’s our turn!