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Pop Warner Joins National Sports Organizations To Endorse HR 2600

Bi-Partisan Members Announce Start of Brain Injury Awareness Month

SJBFWashington, D.C., – The Sarah Jane Brain Foundation and representatives from national sports organizations, including Pop Warner Little Scholars, join a bi-partisan group of Co-Sponsors of HR 2600 to endorse the National Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Plan Act (PABI Plan Act), which will be the largest national initiative dealing with youth sports concussions and other brain injuries in American history.

To date, HR 2600 currently has over 100 co-sponsors.  The press conference will precede a screening of the CNN documentary, “Big Hits – Broken Dreams”, and a panel discussion about the prevention, identification and treatment of concussions in youth sports.

WHO:      Patrick B. Donohue, Esq. – Founder, The Sarah Jane Brain Foundation
                Congressman Leonard Lance (R-NJ), Sponsor, HR 2600
                Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), Co-Sponsor HR 2600
                Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Co-Sponsor HR 2600
                Congressman Mike McIntyre (D-NC), Co-Sponsor HR 2600
                Congressman Patrick Meehan (R-PA), Co-Sponsor HR 2600
                Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey (D-CA), Co-Sponsor HR 2600
                Monte Ward, American College of Sports Medicine (www.ACSM.org)
                Amy Callender and John Reynolds, National Athletic Trainers Association (www.NATA.org)
                Jon Butler, Pop Warner Little Scholars (www.popwarner.com)
                Mike Oliver, National Oper. Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (www.NOCSAE.org)
                AJ Flores, former starting quarterback for the J.H. Rose varsity football team
                Tracy Yatsko, former high school star athlete in Pennsylvania
                Josh Morros, youngest professional off-road Motocross rider in history


Press conference announcing the endorsement by national sports organizations of HR 2600. A partial list of organizations to be included in the announcement include:

American College of Sports Medicine, American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine, American Chiropractic Association’s Council on Sports Injuries and Physical Fitness, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, American Council on Exercise, Pop Warner Little Scholars, US Lacrosse, American Sports Medicine Institute, Center for Sports Medicine, National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research, National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment, National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, United States Olympic Committee – Paralympics,          Afterschool Alliance, Tug McGraw Foundation, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine and Washington Youth Soccer

WHERE: Rayburn House Office Building
Room 2456
Washington, DC
WHEN:  1:15-1:45 p.m. - Thursday, March 1, 2012


For more information about The Sarah Jane Brain Foundation and the PABI Plan please click here: http://www.TheBrainProject.org/lettertosarahjane.php.