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Media Advisory - Queen's group hosts concussion education event

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Media are invited to attend a presentation by the Concussion Education Safety and Awareness Program (CESAP). Led by Queen's neuroscience student Allen Champagne - and featuring volunteers from the Queen's Gaels football team - the half-day seminar aims at improving technique and minimizing the risk of injury for youth football players in the Thousand Islands Minor Football league, while providing information on concussion prevention and recovery to parents and coaches.

Who: Representatives from the Concussion Education Safety and Awareness Program (CESAP), Queen’s Gaels football volunteers, the Thousand Island Minor Football league and ThinkFirst Kingston. Approximately30 to 40 coaches and 200 to 400 youth football players of all ages.

What: A seminar and on-field training session aimed at improving technique and behaviours on the field, and reducing the risks of head injuries for youth football players. The session will also provide education and information to ensure parents are aware of concussions and the protocols in place for return to play. 

Where: Invista Centre (1350 Gardiners Rd.)

When: Saturday, April 22 from 2-7 pm

Media are requested to RSVP by Friday, April 21 at 4:30 pm

On-site media contact: Chris Armes - 343-363-0096

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Contact:
Chris Armes
Communications Officer, Media Relations
613-533-6000 x77513
chris.armes@queensu.ca

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