Headway Announces 2nd Annual Concussion Awareness Weekend to be held February 2-4
The Headway Foundation is excited to announce our Second Annual Concussion Awareness Weekend to be held in cities across the United States and Canada during the weekend of February 2-4, 2018. Headway is proud to partner with the ECAC, WCHA, NCHC as well as other college, high school and youth teams to promote a safer sports culture surrounding concussions; over 100 teams of all ages and more than 3,000 student athletes are participating.
“On behalf of Headway, it is important to celebrate the increase in leagues and teams supporting this dialogue. The expansion from 24 teams in 2017 to over 100 this year shows the commitment to take this injury seriously,” said Headway team member Alexandria Bydalek.
The goal of Concussion Awareness Weekend is to educate and encourage athletes to handle concussions properly, personally or in support of teammates, by redefining what it means to be tough. The New Tough Pact was developed by Headway to prove mental toughness with a brain-first mindset by reporting concussion symptoms, supporting concussed teammates in recovery, and playing the game within its rules.
Athletes will take part in a team pact to treat concussions seriously, and will wear a Headway sticker on their helmet as a symbol of their commitment. To learn more about the New Tough Campaign and have your team take the Pact, visit our page here.
Teams will also play a role in fundraising with Headway's Goal Challenge to support the New Tough Concussion Awareness Campaign. Fans can pledge a donation for every goal their favorite team scores over the weekend. The team that raises the most money will be recognized by the Headway Foundation and its partners.
If you or your team would like to wear a Headway sticker to support concussion awareness, please fill out the following form.
We look forward to seeing you at a hockey game near you February 2-4!