The Skate Park Jam was held at Píinuu Nuuchi Skate Park on Friday, Sept. 24. Free snow cones, popcorn, cotton candy, dinner and swag were handed out at the event. This was a collaboration between the Southern Ute Division of Behavioral Health, Native Connections Program, Division of Social Services, Public Relations, SunUte Community and Southern Ute Culture Preservation Department and emceed by REZ-olution Radio Hour DJ, Robert Ortiz (KSUT Tribal Radio). September is Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month and some Southern Ute Tribal Departments thought it would be an innovative idea to collaborate on a skate park event to introduce the new space and get outside. In Native American communities, suicide is one of the leading causes of death in youth ages 18-24 years of age. Promoting outside activities, fresh air and sports can highly reduce the risk around suicide and promotes mental health, working on the prevention aspect side of things.