American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Most of you know that CASL has always been involved with several charities over the years and one unfortunately one that that hits close to home is the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Our league has lost two long-time players/team captains in the last three years that were greatly loved and respected. Many of our players have also been directly affected by losing a loved one to suicide. With the ongoing pandemic and the forced state of isolation, more people than ever are struggling with depression. So we participate as a league this year to raise funds for a tremendous organization and a great cause. This way we also honor our CASL members who lost their battle with depression, those that have lost a loved one to suicide, and those that are currently struggling with depression.

As a league, we would like to dedicate all matches on Sunday, October 11th to World Mental Health Day and raise awareness for mental health, depression and suicide. Cobb Adult Soccer League is participating in the virtual Out of the Darkness Georgia Experience (Atlanta) to fight suicide and support AFSP’s bold goal to reduce the suicide rate 20% by 2025.

Teams and individuals are encouraged to contact Michel Cowdery from Blue Devils ( for more information. Please consider making a donation as an individual or as a team. For teams that would like to honor a loved one with a team donation, we can provide your players with an AFSP wristband (while supplies last) for your match this Sunday.

We are working with NWYMCA and our referee assignor – All individuals or teams that make a donation will be allowed to wear their AFSP Wristbands during the game on Sunday.

Thank you for your support,
Your CASL Family

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