The Ty Pozzobon Foundation, in partnership with the Canadian Pro Rodeo Sports Medicine Team, has launched the second of a planned multi-part video series in a continued effort to promote the health and well-being of western sports participants, with the latest piece focusing on mental health.
PRINCE ALBERT, Saskatchewan – On the second anniversary of the passing of Ty Pozzobon, the Ty Pozzobon Foundation and Canadian Pro Rodeo Sports Medicine Team (CPRSMT) are proud to unveil the second in a series of educational videos. With the first video focusing on concussion awareness, the latest video more broadly addresses the importance of mental health.
“We are proud of the 67,000+ views of the first video which addressed concussions,” said Ty Pozzobon Foundation President Tanner Byrne. “We saw mental health as the next step in the continuation of educating those involved in western sports.”
Three-time Canadian Champion bareback rider Jake Vold, 2013 Canadian Champion bareback rider Matt Lait, 2003 Canadian Champion Bull Rider Jody Turner and Heard Wellness through Horses’ Amy Monea highlight the list of expert commentators featured in the second video.
Fully funded by the Ty Pozzobon Foundation, the latest piece also features insight from psychologist Ann Pierzchalski.
“The central theme of this video from the contestant perspective is that, ‘it’s okay to say I’m not okay,’” Brandon Thome, Vice President of the CPRSMT said. “Our hope in this second video is that contestants continue to share when they realize that they aren’t OK. We want there to be a realization that there is help out there. We also hope those involved in western sport continue to learn more to take further care of themselves.”
Since its creation in Feb. 2017, the Ty Pozzobon Foundation has raised more than $250,000 to support and protect the health and well-being of western sports participants inside and outside the arena.
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About the Canadian Pro Rodeo Sports Medicine Team (CPRSMT):
The Canadian Pro Rodeo Sport Medicine Team (CPRSMT) not-for-profit organization consisting of a dedicated volunteer group of athletic therapy, massage therapy, and chiropractic care professionals that provide on-site attention to rodeo athletes. The CPRSMT includes a network of physicians, sport medicine doctors and orthopedic surgeons providing post injury care to rodeo competitors. The team is not a financially self-sustaining organization and relies on contributions from the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association (CPRA) and its members, the Ty Pozzobon Foundation, event committees and private donors. For more, visit ProRodeoSportsMed.com
About the Ty Pozzobon Foundation (TPF):
The Ty Pozzobon Foundation (TPF) was created in February of 2017 to protect and support the health and well-being of western sports participants inside and outside the arena. In conjunction with the Canadian Pro Rodeo Sports Medicine Team (CPRSMT), the Ty Pozzobon Foundation looks to educate, support and build western lifestyle participants. For more information visit TyPozzobon.com