One of the regular Friday highlights now ingrained in daytime SportsCenters is a segment called “Feel Good Friday.” It’s self-explanatory.
Today, co-anchors Nicole Briscoe and Randy Scott will feature two FGFs, one involving Stephen F. Austin coach Colby Carthel and another featuring triathlete Jay Hewitt.
Here at Front Row, we have established our own FGF and it continues today with the efforts from ESPN play-by-play commentator Mike Corey, who’s helping raise mental health awareness.
Earlier this month, Mental Health Awareness week’s annual theme was “What People with Mental Illness Want You to Know.” For ESPN play-by-play commentator Mike Corey, the theme was especially resonant as he was on hand for the Fall opening of “Sean’s House” in Newark, Del., “a support center for high school and college students struggling with depression or other mental health issues.”
Corey, a University of Massachusetts alumnus, has long been involved with University of Delaware sports and Sean’s House was created to honor former Blue Hen basketball player, Sean Locke, who took his own life in July 2018.
On his own time and with the help of several friends and the Locke family, Corey produced a heartfelt, mini-documentary about Sean.
In this video, Corey explains his connection to the Lockes and his pride in being able to help others. Corey will be on Saturday’s call for the SEC clash featuring Kentucky at Missouri (SEC Network, 4 p.m. ET) along with analyst Matt Stinchcomb and sideline reporter Dawn Davenport.