­­Michael Oher Announced as Keynote Speaker for Game Changer Gala

June 29, 2023

Wyandot Behavioral Health Network (BHN) is pleased to announce that Michael Oher will headline Wyandot BHN’s inaugural Game Changer Gala on Tuesday, November 14, at Children’s Mercy Park.  

Michael Oher, Founder of the Oher Foundation, is a heartfelt storyteller, #1 Draft pick, NFL Super Bowl Champion, and subject of Hollywood hit, The Blind Side. Now he is using his platform for good by dedicating his life to making a difference in the lives of kids who need it most. As someone who has personal experience with facing the adversities created by the seemingly inescapable cycles of poverty and homelessness, Michael is choosing to take a stand for the socio-economically disadvantaged youth who are so often overlooked and forgotten through his charity, the Oher Foundation.  

After overcoming a difficult upbringing on his path to the NFL, Oher understands the effects of trauma and how access to mental health treatment and support can be a game changer.   

“I have a deep connection to the mission of Wyandot BHN. They serve a community of people who face the same adversities I did as a child,” says Oher. “That is why I am so excited to speak at their upcoming Game Changer Gala and share my story with their supporters.” 

The inaugural Game Changer Gala is part of a year-long celebration of Wyandot BHN’s 70th anniversary. The Game Changer Gala will be a powerful night filled with stories of growth and recovery, as well as opportunities to raise the critical funds needed to continue providing much-needed mental health and housing services in Wyandotte County.  

Tickets for the Game Changer Gala will be available for purchase beginning in early August. For more information, please visit gamechangergalakc.org.