The goal of the 2018 Concussion Awareness Weekend is to promote a safer sports culture surrounding concussions through Headway’s ‘New Tough’ Campaign, spread awareness, and provide educational resources for student-athletes.

Concussion Awareness Weekend provides a platform for professional, collegiate, high school, and youth athletes to unite in creating a positive mental shift in athletes' approach to concussions. Headway encourages an athlete-to-athlete, peer-to-peer approach. Teams and players participating will actively engage in different activities in preparation for Concussion Awareness Weekend. 

We encourage you to support this Awareness Campaign by pledging for your favorite team in The Headway Goals Challenge.

How it works:

  • Dozens of teams across the country have teamed up with Headway Foundation for a Concussion Awareness Weekend on February 2nd-4th.

  • Fans choose to pledge a donation for every goal their favorite ice hockey team scores during the weekend. If you pledge $10 for a team and they notch 5 goals over the Feb 2-4 weekend? You've just contributed $50 to our cause! The more goals your team scores, the more money raised! 

  • Fans can choose to pledge any monetary amount they want, and can select as many teams to support as they want.

  • The team that raises the most money will be announced on the Headway Foundation.

  • All funds will go towards the 'New Tough' Concussion Awareness Campaign. Learn more here

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ECAC Hockey Teams
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Participate in the cause!

1. Watch Headway’s ‘New Tough’ Video

2. Commit to the New Tough sports culture by making the pact here: http://headwayfoundation.com/newtough/

What is New Tough? New Tough is a campaign that challenges the 'tough-it-out' mentality. We seek to reframe and broaden an athlete's definition of toughness when it comes to concussions. With New Tough, we acknowledge that sometimes dealing with concussions in the right way is the harder thing to do, and it requires a new type of toughness: one that involves symptom reporting, supporting injured teammates, and promoting safe play.


Check out some videos below from the 2017 Concussion Awareness Weekend!

Brown Men's Hockey

Harvard Women's Hockey

Princeton Women's Hockey

Yale Women's Hockey

St. Lawrence Men's and Women's Hockey

Clarkson Men's Hockey

Quinnipiac Women's Hockey

Cornell Men's and Women's Hockey

Colgate Men's and Women's Hockey


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