Hilinski’s Hope announces ‘3DAY’ to kick off College Football Mental Health Awareness Week

Hilinski’s Hope announces ‘3DAY’ to kick off College Football Mental Health Awareness Week

The Hilinski’s Hope Foundation announced plans Tuesday to engage programs across the country to use the games of Saturday, Oct. 3, to kick off College Football Mental Health Awareness Week.

Seven SEC universities already have agreed to participate in “3DAY” with a goal to increase resources devoted to mental fitness, decrease stigma and honor the victims of mental illness, such as Tyler Hilinski, the Washington State quarterback who wore No. 3 and died by suicide in January 2018.

Tyler’s parents, Mark and Kym Hilinski, created Hilinski’s Hope after Tyler’s death. Among the seven SEC programs that will participate is South Carolina, where the starting quarterback, sophomore Ryan Hilinski, is Tyler’s younger brother.

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Ivan Maisel

ESPN Senior Writer