Courtesy of Trinity Sports Information
HARTFORD Conn. - The Trinity College women's hockey team has partnered with The Headway Foundation's 2019 Concussion Awareness campaign ahead of the team's weekend series at home versus Williams (Feb. 1-2). The team will be wearing stickers on their helmets and will sign the ‘New Tough’ pact which educates players about concussion symptoms and encourages players to report their symptoms and support players with concussions.
“It’s a great cause to support as so many players in the sport are affected by concussions, and despite efforts by medical staff for players to report their symptoms, many still play through them without realizing the risks,” said Trinity junior captain Alex Sinson.
The Headway Foundation encourages an athlete-to-athlete, peer-to-peer approach. Concussion Awareness Week provides a platform for professional, collegiate, high school, and youth athletes to unite in creating a positive mental shift in athletes' approach to concussions. The goal of the 2019 Concussion Awareness Week is to promote a safer sports culture surrounding concussions through Headway’s ‘New Tough’ Campaign, spread awareness, and provide educational resources for student-athletes. New Tough is a campaign that challenges athletes to handle concussions properly.