Cleveland Guardians, Aaron Civale continue to support mental health initiatives

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 24: Aaron Civale #43 of the Cleveland Guardians delivers a pitch in the first inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on April 24, 2022 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 24: Aaron Civale #43 of the Cleveland Guardians delivers a pitch in the first inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on April 24, 2022 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 24: Aaron Civale #43 of the Cleveland Guardians delivers a pitch in the first inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on April 24, 2022 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 24: Aaron Civale #43 of the Cleveland Guardians delivers a pitch in the first inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on April 24, 2022 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /

Guardians pitcher Aaron Civale and the rest of Cleveland’s organization continue to support a variety of mental health programs.

The Cleveland Guardians have long supported the importance of mental health, as Dr. Charlie Maher is now currently the Senior Advisor to the President and GM for Sport and Performance Psychology. Recently, the Cleveland Guardians organization continued to be at the forefront of supporting mental health initiatives as various Guardians players promoted a line of fashion that provided slogans aimed at promoting mental health awareness.

In addition to these recent programs that Guardians players supported during the off-season, Guardians pitcher Aaron Civale has recently partnered with the Wilson Sporting Goods company to support the mental health of teens.

In order to provide this support, Civale and Wilson will be releasing a new pitcher’s glove that provides support for the LifeAct organization.

During the 2021 baseball season, Civale went to the Wilson Sporting Goods headquarters to meet with their master glove designer. They worked together to design a glove, which will be navy blue and made of Navy Supersnakeskin. Also, the webbing of the glove will be laced such that the pitcher’s grip on the baseball will not be visible.

After working with the Wilson Sporting Goods designer, Civale told the company about his work with various nonprofit organizations, and Wilson wanted to support Civale’s efforts.

Thus, the company decided that for each glove purchased, $20 will be donated to the LifeAct organization. This organization is focused on helping teens become aware of the warning signs of suicide and depression, and to also help teens obtain help for themselves or other individuals.

In addition to Civale’s work to promote mental health awareness, Civale and his wife Francesca have started the Pearls for Perseverance program. As part of this program, Civale sent his warm-up baseball to a pediatric patient at the Cleveland Clinic. In addition, the program focused on providing positive and uplifting messages to pediatric patients.