The Peyton Riekhof Foundation for Youth Hope was created in the memory of Peyton Riekhof. The Foundation’s mission is to increase awareness of the risk of suicide in youth with mental health conditions. The Foundation has made much progress working with the community to bring awareness and services directly to the youth of Hamilton County.
The Foundation’s main fundraiser is a softball tournament that serves 500 girls ages 8-18 and their families from the Hamilton County and surrounding areas. On September 7, 2019, we are hosting the 6th annual Play for Peyton Softball Tournament, which is a one-day tournament that includes games a speaker on mental health, and resources provided by local agencies – all designed to increase discussion, reduce stigma, and increase awareness about mental health conditions.