USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center

Healing Our Community With Hope: Part 2 Featuring U.S. Olympian Allison Schmitt

The University of Saint Francis presents “A Local and Personal Look at Mental Health and Depression” featuring U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist Allison Schmitt at the USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center, 431 West Berry Street on Tuesday, March 7.

A 2013 graduate of the University of Georgia, Allison has participated in three Olympics in 2008, 2012 and 2016. She has won eight Olympic medals in swimming: four gold, two silver and two bronze. In the 2016 Rio games, Allison brought home a gold medal in her primary event, the 4 x 200 meter freestyle. She also earned a silver in the 4 x 100 meter freestyle.

After struggling with depression during the 2012 London Olympics and following the suicide of a cousin, Allison has become passionate about helping those who are struggling or have been affected by mental health. Allison’s goal is to prevent as many tragedies as possible and preaches that “It’s okay to ask for help.”

Lunch Seminar (for College and High School athletes, coaches and trainers) – Noon-1:30 p.m.
Keynote Event and Meet and Greet – 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Register to attend one or both of these FREE events by March 1 at

This event is sponsored by The Lutheran Foundation, the University of Saint Francis, Parkview Health, and

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