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Congressman Mark DeSaulnier

Representing the 11th District of California

Congressman DeSaulnier to Host Concussion Prevention Event at Antioch High School

February 29, 2016
Press Release
With Former National Football League (NFL) Players and John Muir Health Neurology Expert

Washington, DC – Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) will host a concussion prevention event at Antioch High School on Friday, March 4th.  The event will help educate students and parents on the dangers of concussions to student athletes and will offer suggestions for prevention. Over 450 student athletes are expected to be in attendance including members of Antioch High School’s football, basketball, wrestling, volleyball, soccer, and cross country teams.

Congressman DeSaulnier is the author of the Protecting Student Athletes from Concussions Act (H.R. 2062) which creates nationwide standards on concussion safety. According to figures from the National Federation of State High School Associations, an estimated 140,000 students playing high school sports suffer concussions every year, though many go unreported.


WHO:

Congressman Mark DeSaulnier

Akili Calhoun, Former Defensive Tackle for the Oakland Raiders

Bobby Shaw, Former Wide Receiver for the Seattle Seahawks, Pittsburgh Steelers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Buffalo Bills, and San Diego Chargers

William “Bubba” Paris, Former Offensive Lineman for the San Francisco 49ers  

David Hong, MD, Pediatric Neurosurgeon for John Muir Health
 

WHAT: Congressman DeSaulnier’s Concussion Prevention Event
 

WHEN: Friday, March 4th from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
 

WHERE: Antioch High School, Men's Gym, 700 W 18th Street, Antioch, CA 94509
 

OPEN TO PRESS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS. Press should RSVP to DeSaulnier.Press@mail.house.gov

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