Fresh Check Day raises spirits, mental health awareness

Mallory Pautz

Lakeland University’s Fresh Check Day occurred on Sept. 13, coordinated by the Counseling Center of Student Development’s leader Alex Liosatos. 

The event was intended to be a positive way to bring awareness to the important topic of suicide and mental health. With the untimely deaths in 2018 of celebrities such as Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade, Mac Miller and Kyle Pavone, Fresh Check Day gave Lakeland students an opportunity to come together and recognize that help is available for those who need it. 

15 students walked away as prize winners thanks to the various donations from local community businesses ranging from an Xbox One and FreakToyz T-Shirt (won by Kenneth Ayers), to a giant cuddly teddy bear donated by the Counseling Center (won by Corey Allen).  

Other prizes and winners include:  

$25 Buffalo Wild Wings gift cards (donated by Michaela Smith): Thomas Coleman and Chloe Skibinski 

Three pairs of WigWam socks (donated by WigWam): Amanda Buckler and Nathan Nanda 

Neck Pillow (donated by Alex Liosatos): Isabel Zegarra 

Chewbacca mask (donated by the counseling center):  Mikayla Schowalter 

Olivu Gift Cards (donated by Olivu): Lao Chang and Lee Chang 

LU bag with free round of golf (donated by LU): Kurtis DeGroot 

Bamboo Pen diffuser and essential oil (donated by Alex Liosatos): Alea Fortier 

Sheboygan T-shirt (donated by Paradigm): Edwin Ferrer 

Pint glasses and sock monkey (donated by EOS surf shop): Courtnee Hampton 

Flat-screen TV (donated by the Jordan Porco Foundation): Nicholas Lange 


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