We're ready to Rock & Row 4 Life! The staff at Bear's Restaurant Group and CrossFit gym's from around CT are teaming-up on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 12-3PM, at 6 locations across the state to raise awareness on the increasing need to focus on mental health and suicide prevention in our country, especially as it relates to restaurant industry employees.
We encourage the public to stop into any Bear's location, Blind Pig Pizza or Spotlight Theatres on December 7th to cheer on the rowers and spin our prize wheel for a chance to win many great prizes. A portion of all restaurant sales during the event will also be donated.
Bear’s locations will compete to see who can row the furthest distance in 3 hours AND raise the most money to benefit the Jordan Porco Foundation’s lifesaving programs! The winning team will have their donations matched by the owners of Bear's and receive a trophy to go along with their bragging rights!
Bear’s Restaurant Group is committed to the Jordan Porco Foundation’s mission of preventing suicide, promoting mental health, and creating a message of hope for young adults. Most of us have been affected by someone in our lives that’s living with a mental health illness. Unfortunately, it’s not until there is a suicide - or an attempted suicide - that the seriousness of the situation is brought to light and talked about. This event is just the beginning for our collective efforts to proactively help people in our industry who are struggling to reach out for help.
In loving memory of Sean Brennan—in rowing we are remembering
This past July, Bear’s lost a member of its family, Sean Brennan, to suicide. When we row on December 7th, we row in memory of Sean. Our inaugural Rock n’ Row event shows our unwavering commitment to creating a message of hope—you are not alone. There is a community of people - including Bears, JPF, and Land Warrior CrossFit - who will gather together and support you.
Please support our teams as they Rock & Row 4 Life! Thank you for your donation to this effort. Your dollars will help save lives.
Support our teams!
Spotlight Theatres & Crossfit Relentless
Hartford: Beastie Bears
Blind Pig: Squealin' Myself
South Windsor: Barracudas
New Haven: Smoke Shows
Windsor: The Grizzly's
If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States, 1-800-273-8255 (TALK). Prefer to text? Text HELLO to 741741 to reach the Crisis Text Line.