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The mission of Bonneville Denver is purposely different. We are committed to enriching lives and connecting communities and families, through entertainment and active engagement with each of our local brands.

That’s why we have partnered with the connection project. Together, we are working to engage you into conversations that matter.

Jason C Hopcus Bio

The Connection Project- President, Founder

NAMI Arapahoe/Douglas Counties- President, CEO

In the effort to effect change, Jason Hopcus openly shares his personal story of the struggle with mental
health. He battled his own king of hell to climb from the darkest semblance of human self-struggle. As a
result, Jason fully acknowledges the amount of work it takes, how necessary it is to share each other’s
journeys and why we as a society need to move the needle towards unashamed conversation. Jason is a
catalyst for a powerful, cultural shift because everyone, directly or indirectly, is affected by mental

“The stigmas of mental health cannot be unraveled unless we begin to celebrate those who have pulled
themselves back up… and then some. It’s time to acknowledge recovery success.”

Jason’s mission is to advance human connection by embracing the conversation of fighters; the folks
whose journeys from black to light give hope to those that deserve a 2nd or even a 3rd chance to be the
ambassadors of conversation. The present narrative about mental health is often perpetuated through
sad, scary, or traumatic events, which typically overlook individuals who are simply struggling with
functional life issues. The Connection Project takes a fresh approach by focusing on those who have
turned their personal struggle around to champion for a community-driven cause. Through the raw
focus on the individual, Jason nourishes honest conversation to birth a system of ‘next level’ social

Jason Hopcus is a motivator and catalyst for cultural change within organizations. He believes that
connection to one’s self, one’s transparency and one’s passion to connect, allows individuals to live a
wholly authentic, full life. He creates systems of people working to deepen their relationships to their
work, their play, and ultimately our world. He presently serves as non-profit President/CEO of NAMI
(National Alliance on Mental Illness) of Arapahoe/Douglas Counties and is Founder of The Connection Project, a for-profit company.