National Sports Concussion Coalition Press Release

NATION’S YOUTH SPORTS ORGANIZATIONS AND HEALTH LEADERS UNITE TO LAUNCH SPORTS CONCUSSION PARTNERSHIP

RELEASE CONTACT: Brian Heffron, bheffron@ctpboston.com / 781-799-9568

National Sports Concussion Coalition to identify shared approaches to enhancing safer youth play WASHINGTON, DC (October 7, 2013) – A number of the nation’s most prominent youth sports organizations announced today that they will be partnering with concussion specialists, sports medicine professionals and leaders at other levels of sports to create an unprecedented coalition to prevent and manage concussions among young athletes. The National Sports Concussion Coalition expects to be the most comprehensive alliance of its kind, with science and medical leaders in the fields of concussions, brain injury and sports medicine working directly with a cross-section of organizations and governing bodies that represent millions of athletes across major organized sports in the United States. The coalition, which started discussions earlier this year and held a planning session in September, will look to enhance participation in sports in the United States by providing a safer playing environment.

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