TELLING IT has been selected as the 2019 Mock Rock beneficiary!
Mock Rock, inspired by its meaningful history, seeks to invest in a community thatrelentlessly supports Michigan Athletics while showcasing student-athlete talents.
Mock Rock was originally created in 1999 as a tribute to Michigan wrestler Jeff Reese,who passed away while training for a meet. The proceeds from the event went to fundthe Jeff Reese Endowed Scholarship. Over time, student-athletes began to use thisevent to fundraise for a beneficiary in the community.
Date: Sunday, April 7
Time: Doors open at 4 p.m., show starts at 4:30 p.m.
Venue: Cliff Keen Arena
Tickets: On sale in March
The 2019 Mock Rock beneficiary is TELLING IT a trauma informed, resiliency-building program that supports the healing and learning of school-age youth. This free after-school program is based on best practices from social work and education that are filtered through the expressive arts.
"We are incredibly excited to have selected TELLING IT as our beneficiary of this year's Mock Rock event," said cheer student-athlete Julia Veeser. "As student-athletes we are lucky enough to have had resources and opportunities to further our goals, but we also understand that not everyone has had these same opportunities. It is programs like TELLING IT that help to further kids' dreams by giving them the resources necessary to develop effective communication skills and the ability to overcome obstacles. TELLING IT is a wonderful program aimed at empowering under-served youth in our community, and we are extremely eager to see all of the great work that is to come from both the kids involved and our own student-athletes."