I recently had the opportunity to connect with PASS (Protecting Athletes and Sports Safety) National Council on Youth Sports Safety. PASS is a national initiative chaired by former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher and Dr. Eliot Sorel. The purpose is to inform communities about sports-related concussions and provide education to keep kids safely in the game.
I hosted the LA Huddle on Saturday, February 7th at Pepperdine University. The event was sponsored by the Coca Cola Foundation, and LA Mayor Eric Garcetti. The purpose is to provide concussion information to student-athletes, parents, coaches, trainers and school administrators. Breakout Sessions included Concussion 101, Culture Around Coaching, Concussion Legislation, and Navigating The Technology. Panels featured medical professionals like Dr. Vernon Williams, who served as team doctor for both the Dodgers and Lakers, City council members, college coaches,trainers and others.
There was also the Player’s Perspective panel which featured former NFL player and current “Sports Nation” host Marcellus Wiley, Nike N7 Ambassador and Soccer Player Temryss Lane, and Three-Time World Champion and former Laker A.C. Green. The panel was moderated by “First Take” host Cari Champion.
I led the town hall discussion with PASS student athlete Bella Oshi.
— PASS (@ythsportssafety) February 7, 2015
If you’d like more information about PASS and their future HUDDLES across the country, check out their site for more details.
photos via Joi Pearson Photography