Touchdown for HOPE

Mason, OH –The seventh annual Touchdown for HOPE Super Bowl Sunday took place on February 7, 2016, at the Great American Ballpark Champions Club. A fun and upscale Super Bowl 50 watch party, the event raised awareness about mental illness while raising funds for important research.

Once again, proceeds from the event will enhance local research being done in Bipolar and Mood Disorders at Lindner Center of HOPE.

With the generosity from 30 local sponsors, special donors, and attendees, the event raised nearly $300,000 with sponsorships, donations, registration of more than 300 guests and a match from the Marriott Foundation, for Bipolar and Mood Disorders Research at Lindner Center of HOPE.

“Mood disorders are the most common form of psychiatric illness and are among the leading causes of disability worldwide,” said Dr. Paul E. Keck, Jr., President & CEO of Lindner Center of HOPE. “The study of these devastating illnesses is extremely complex. In spite of the unprecedented growth in the diagnosis of these illnesses, research continues to be under-funded; while much work is still needed to enhance our understanding of these illnesses, the risk factors and the most effective forms of treatment.”

According to Dr. Susan L. McElroy, M.D., Lindner Center of HOPE Chief Research Officer, “ The research occurring in the field right now is extremely exciting. The positive steps we are taking in genetic research and medication development are ones that I never thought I’d live to see.”

Touchdown for HOPE is a classy and fun Super Bowl party with big screen televisions, plush seating, and signature Cincinnati food favorites and other upscale tailgate-style treats. All taking place in a sports fan’s dream location –overlooking the baseball field.  

Originally conceived in 2010 by Scott Robertson, Carl Satterwhite, John Ryan, Francie Hiltz and Sue Lawrence, this annual event has consistently raised over $200,000 and continues to improve the lives of those suffering with mental illness.