Sunset Sip Recap: Jim Fox talks mental health and NHL lockout

Last summer we brought you the story of Jim Fox and his work with the Guidance Center, a group committed to helping children and young adults with various mental health issues.  Raising awareness of the topic was also extremely timely, considering the number of recent deaths that had occurred in the NHL.  At least in a few of those cases, the players involved possibly suffered from their own demons and could have used somebody to talk with.

“We’re seeing mental health issues being discussed now in the NHL,” Fox commented back then. “That’s always been an interest of mine, the mental part of the game – whether it’s the positives or the negatives – and the struggles that everyone has.”

Last night, Fox held his second annual Sunset Sip event to help out the local organization. MayorsManor was once again on hand and in the video below the former Kings player and long-time broadcaster talks about some of the changes that have gone on within the Guidance Center in the last year, their ongoing efforts to help people…and he even mixes in a little hockey talk at the end, focusing on the current lockout and the resulting fallout.

Since 1946, The Guidance Center has been providing comprehensive mental health treatment to extremely disadvantaged children and their families – including more than 2,000 each year. Please take a few minutes to check out their website and see what they’re all about.

To see some comments and pictures of Bob Miller, Nick Nickson and Marty McSorley – who were also on hand at last night’s event – click here.

Recent Articles

CBJ Blue Jackets hugs

Puck Probability: Odds for Blue Jackets at Kings, October 26

Thanks to the NHL schedule makers, hockey fans in Southern California will be treated to another early start on Sunday in Los Angeles. As usual, we have some odds to share – 10 things that just might happen during the game. Similar to how it’s worked all season, we’ll provide the tidbits related to various things that may occur on [...]

CBJ Bobrovsky Blue Jackets NHL 3

Things You May Not Know: Blue Jackets-Kings edition

The formerly known as Western Conference Columbus Blue Jackets, now flying the flag of the NHL’s Eastern Conference, arrive in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon for their lone appearance of the season at Staples Center. In advance of the game, we have a few tidbits that will make you sound smart when talking to [...]

Kopitar Kings 2013

FREE REPLAY: TFP Live – talking Voynov future, Kopitar and Kings

Follow @mayorNHL Enjoy a free replay of my guest spot on The Fourth Period Live with Dave Pagnotta and Dennis Bernstein on NHL Network Radio. During the Saturday afternoon spot a myriad of topics were discussed – including Slava Voynov, Anze Kopitar, Jeff Carter, Tyler Toffoli, Derek Forbort and more. Give it a listen using [...]

Major News Items

Manchester Monarchs MayorsManor Kings by Blake Gumprecht

MAJOR NEWS: Kings Preparing To Move Top Prospects To SoCal

Note to webmasters/reporters: When recapping news or interviews from this site please remember to include a link to www.MayorsManor.com Follow @mayorNHL In a story that MayorsManor has been chasing for the … [Read More...]

More Prospect News

Comments

  1. Emily Emily says:

    Nice post.
    Thx for sharing.
    We love Foxy!

Trackbacks

  1. [...] To see what Fox – another former player rep – thinks about the lockout click here. [...]