The 2nd annual Nickel Open happens on May 18th in Jordan, MN. Events include a bean bag tournament, golf tournament and banquet honoring Nick and bringing awareness to depression and mental illness. There is a silent auction and live auction in the evening at the banquet and all proceeds are donated to NAMI and local schools to provide education and training in schools. Click here for more information.
On June 2, 2017, at the age of 21, Nick lost his battle with mental illness.
Many people who know Nick credit him for always being there for when they were suffering and struggling; he would drop everything to be there for a friend in crisis. Even with the support of his family, partner Brian, close friends and though he tried to help himself by reaching out for help by getting psychiatric care and medication, in the end, the lies told by mental illness took him from us.
It is because of Nick that we are continuing "his story" by joining forces with The DanO Fund and NAMI MN to raise awareness for mental illness and erase the stigma associated with suicide.