The Cage Youth Foundation to raise money for suicide prevention through human foosball

THE Cage Youth Foundation will raise money for its suicide prevention programs and Gold Coast charity Livin at a human foosball tournament on Saturday, September 7.

GOAL: The Foosball event will raise money for The Cage's programs and Gold Coast charity Livin.

GOAL: The Foosball event will raise money for The Cage's programs and Gold Coast charity Livin.

Registration fees, sausage sizzle sales and raffle donations will be put towards The Cage's anti-bullying, personal development, friendship, self-worth and school programs.

Cage manager Angie Bowers said Livin, who will receive an even share of the money raised during the foosball tournament, were also dedicated to breaking the stigma of mental health.

The foosball tournament will run from 10am to around 4pm and marks six years since The Cage first ran a suicide prevention fundraiser.

"We're going to have a huge blow-up soccer field and we'll put pipes down for where the people have to stand and that is where your hands have to be at all times," Ms Bowers said.

"It's going to be a lot of fun and you don't have to be fit to do it. You could be completely uncoordinated and still score a goal."

Ms Bowers said seven teams had registered for the tournament.

More are expected to join over the coming days ahead of the cut off date on Monday, September 2.

Ms Bowers said the $100 registration fee would go towards suicide prevention - a cause that had been close to The Cage's heart since first opening their doors in 2001.

The tournament will take place at The Cage's community centre at 882 German Church Road, Redland Bay.

The winning team will be presented with winners medallions and have their name engraved on a special plaque.

If you or someone you know is in need of emotional or mental health support, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.

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