Friday Night Football With a Twist…

A Friday, October 28 football game between Perry and Harvey High Schools will feature a unique twist. NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) Lake County is partnering with the two schools to raise awareness about mental illness through an initiative called Bringing Mental Illness out of the Shadows.


NAMI Lake County is a provider in the Lake County ADAMHS Board network.


The game, which begins at 7:00 p.m., takes place at Perry High School Football Stadium, 4325 Manchester Road. Fans will notice significantly more green hues than they’re used to seeing. That’s because the initiative borrows from Chicago Bears player Brandon Marshall who wore green shoes during a 2013 game to bring attention to Mental Illness Awareness Week. Thus both teams will forgo their normal uniforms in favor of green-themed garb – Harvey Raiders players will have white uniforms with green numbers and Perry Pirates players will sport green uniforms with white numbers. NAMI and ADAMHS volunteers will be handing out information to fans as they enter.