New England Revolution Foundation Honors Doc Wayne Youth Services Managing Director as ‘Hero of the Match’

The match was the team’s inaugural mental health and wellness event, an initiative that will continue throughout the year

 

BOSTON (April 8, 2024) – Doc Wayne Youth Services (“Doc Wayne”), a nonprofit innovator and provider of sport-based mental health therapy for youth, announced today that Managing Director, Rebekah (“Becky”) Roulier, LMHC, was honored by the New England Revolution Foundation as ‘Hero of the Match’ at the Revolution’s April 6th game with Charlotte FC at Gillette Stadium. 

 

The Revolution debuted their mental health and wellness community pillars prior to the match through content on their website, social media channels, and their new mental health PSA, which Becky provided support for, through her experience and insights as a mental health professional. Players wore special green adidas jerseys during their training session leading into the match that featured the message “It’s okay to not be okay.” The color green is used as a representation of mental health awareness. On matchday, green accents were affixed throughout Gillette Stadium, including the lighthouse and stadium signage lit green until player walkouts, along with a special mental health-related activation in the Fan Zone, where Doc Wayne had a presence. 

 

Becky and her family took to the field during halftime for the ‘Hero of the Match’ celebration. Thereafter, the New England Revolution Foundation shared the following in a social media post.

 

“For over a decade, Becky’s clinical background, combined with her exceptional work ethic and vision have been instrumental in leading initiatives that positively impact Doc Wayne and the communities they serve. Becky consistently goes above and beyond, offering support and guidance to others, demonstrating a true commitment to Doc Wayne’s mission and fostering a collaborative environment.

Her leadership and compassion inspire her coworkers to strive for excellence in their work, by reducing the stigma of mental health and to continue to create innovative programs in the field of sport-based therapy.” 

 

Regarding the honor, Becky shared, “Soccer and mental health are my twin passions, and combining them to fight stigma is close to my heart. Here’s hoping this inaugural mental health and wellness match  pushes forward mental health dialogue, encourages more people to seek support, and kicks off meaningful conversations.

During each home match of the 2024 season, the New England Revolution is honoring a local first responder, member of the armed forces or individual making a difference in the community through the ‘Hero of the Match’ program. Learn more about the New England Revolution Foundation by visiting their website: New England Revolution (revolutionsoccer.net)

 

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About Doc Wayne Youth Services

Doc Wayne is an innovator and provider of sport-based mental health therapy for youth. We provide services, tools and training that address emotional, behavioral, traumatic, racial, gender, and cultural-based barriers by providing equitable access to better mental health for all. Our clinician-led curricula puts sport into practice; programs are held in a gym or on a field at schools, community centers and in clinical settings. The approach fosters openness and trust that enables healing, the development of life skills and learning teamwork, with the benefits of physical activity. Strengthening the social-emotional skills in young learners helps to build healthier, more resilient global communities. Doc Wayne, headquartered in Boston with an office in Allston, MA, also has a growing team worldwide. 

About the New England Revolution Foundation

The mission of the New England Revolution Foundation is to support local partners and philanthropic initiatives focused on social justice and equity, childhood cancer awareness, concussion awareness, military and first responders, and inclusion in sports. A central pillar of the Revolution Foundation is the club’s C.H.A.N.G.E. platform and the Revolution Players Collaborative Fund, funded by the Kraft family, which has donated nearly $200,000 to date to grassroots organizations focused on initiatives related to social justice. For its work in the community, the Revolution Foundation team was honored as the 2022 Marisa Colaiano MLS Community Relations Team of the Year. For more information about the New England Revolution Foundation, visit www.revolutionsoccer.net/community.

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