Monday, March 10, 2014

Former WWE Wrestler Offers Concussion Prevention/Awareness Presentation

You are invited to join parents, coaches and student athletes of all ages at a free concussion prevention and awareness event featuring nationally recognized speaker Chris Nowinski.

Nowinski is co-founder and executive director of the Sports Legacy Institute (SLI), a non-profit organization dedicated to solving the sports concussion crisis through education, policy and research. Read more about his current work at In 2003, while living his dream as a professional wrestler with WWE's flagship program “Monday Night RAW,” he experienced a concussion. After ignoring the warning signs of concussion for five weeks, he experienced symptoms that forced him to retire.

The presentation is scheduled for March 11, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Indiana Tech in the Shaefer Center, 1600 E. Washington Blvd. Parkview Sports Medicine, Parkview Trauma Centers, Parkview Neurosciences and the Indiana Tech Law School have worked to organize the event in hopes of beginning a cultural change, highlighting the importance of concussion awareness and management.

For more information, contact Heather Schoegler, director, Community Engagement, at (260) 373-8464.

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