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Join Project Thrive!

Lift The Mask is proud to partner with the AHL's Chicago Wolves and the #SameHere Global Mental Health Movement in order to support Project Thrive.

We're sponsoring 50 goalies in the Chicago Area by covering their $10 admission fee to one (1) upcoming Project Thrive Zoom session (a $500 total sponsorship). All you have to do is follow the instructions below and then register for your session of choice on the Project Thrive website.

Many goalies are already familiar with the #SameHere movement thanks to mental health ambassador and NHL goaltender Robin Lehner. The 2019 Masterton Trophy winner has been sharing the #SameHere message on his masks and pads for the past few years and speaks openly about his challenges with bipolar disorder. With that in mind, any goalie that participates in Project Thrive will also get to attend a bonus #LiftTheMask Zoom session with #SameHere founder Eric Kussin, The Goalie Guild founder Justin Goldman, and a special guest to be named in the near future.

To participate, please follow the steps below:

STEP 1: Print the #SameHereChallenge poster and fill it out (download here)

STEP 2: Take a selfie or a photo while holding your poster (see examples)

STEP 3: Post on social with the official hashtags #WolvesProjectThrive, #SameHereChallenge

#LiftTheMask and tag @TheGoalieGuild

STEP 4: Register for your #SameHere webinar of choice and include “The Goalie Guild" or "Lift The Mask” in the required "How did you hear about Project Thrive?" field

(click the poster above to download the PDF)

Below is the current schedule for Project Thrive Zoom sessions, which are one hour in length and held on Thursday nights. Each session is led by an expert in integrative health, which is a holistic, patient-focused approach to health care and wellness. The purpose of these sessions is to discuss mental health and wellness in a judgment-free forum designed for easy learning — where we all come away with a better understanding of how to manage our mental well-being.

  1. February 18 -- Sleep 101

  2. March 4 --- Benefits of Connecting with Nature

  3. March 18 --- How Stress, Diet and Inflammation Can Be Major Causes of Mental Health Issues

  4. April 1 --- Moving Your Body to Strengthen the Mind: The Power of Being Active

  5. April 8 --- #SameHere Self-Awareness

  6. Date TBD --- #LiftTheMask bonus session

Full details on each session, including information on the mental health advocates and expert speakers, can be found on the official Project Thrive website.

We're excited to be offering these free spots for goalies in the Chicago area and we look forward to seeing and sharing your posters on social media over the coming weeks. If you have any questions, please reach out to us directly with an email at or via our private Facebook group.

If you are not one of the first 50 goalies sponsored for Project Thrive, you can still participate! The $10 admission fee per session includes a portion of the proceeds going back to #SameHere Global, which has arranged for the expert practitioners leading the sessions.

The Chicago Wolves also have a ticket incentive for participating! When you attend three sessions, you receive a voucher for one Green-level ticket to a future Thrive Night at Allstate Arena. Select all six sessions and receive a voucher for two Green level tickets. All vouchers will be valid through the 2021-22 season.

Finally, if you would like to share this opportunity via e-mail with youth hockey clubs or goalie coaches in the Chicago Area, please feel free to download the info packet below!

Download PDF • 1.09MB

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