Jan 14, 2016

Over the next two years, FOX Sports Supports, the charitable branch of FOX Sports, will partner with to raise mental health awareness across the country. Together with the Positive Coaching Alliance, NAMI was selected by FOX Sports employees to be an organization of choice for its charitable resources.

They will work with us to raise public awareness about mental illness and to help promote NAMI’s mission of improving the lives of  individuals and families affected by mental illness. We are especially grateful to learn that NAMI was selected directly by a vote of FOX Sports employees themselves in December. 

We will look forward to sharing more news about the partnership in weeks and months ahead. 

Included below is an excerpt from the press release issued by FOX Sports on Thursday, Jan. 14:

“FOX Sports Supports is honored and excited to team up with these two very worthwhile organizations for the next two years,” Chris Hannan, FOX Sports Executive Vice President, Communications and Integration said. “National Alliance on Mental Illness and Positive Coaching Alliance do terrific work to make a difference in people’s lives, and we are humbled to play a small role in helping them achieve their missions.”

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization, providing education to families and those living with mental illness. With nearly 60 million people who are living with mental illness today, NAMI is committed to advocating for these individuals and their families.

“NAMI is thrilled to be a partner with FOX Sports,” NAMI Executive Director Mary Giliberti said. “Its support will broaden public awareness of mental health conditions and make a difference in helping millions of Americans. It will especially help young adults, including athletes, who often do not get help early, even though 75 percent of cases of mental illness appear by age 25.”

FOX Sports Supports has contributed millions of dollars to previous partners through the production of public service announcements, broadcast and cable air time, special event activations, verbal and special messages during FOX Sports programming and in-kind support including monetary and gift donations. It has become the industry leader in raising awareness for worthwhile causes like education, military, health awareness and human services. In the last eight years, FOX Sports Supports has supported 30 charities, from helping children with cancer to assisting military personnel and their families, and through its various media channels and on-site support has successfully helped generate millions of dollars in donations to these worthy causes. In addition, the PSAs have received tens of millions of dollars’ worth of air time across all 21st Century Fox channels, helping to support causes such as the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Stand Up To Cancer, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, City of Hope, STOMP Out Bullying, Feeding America, Johns Hopkins Medicine and many more. For more information, visit FOXSportsSupports.com.

NAMI HelpLine is available M-F, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. ET. Call 800-950-6264,
text “helpline” to 62640, or chat online. In a crisis, call or text 988 (24/7).