7am News, Sports and Obits

Latest WGIL news
Click to play or
Right click and "Save Target As" to download
Click for Galesburg, Illinois Forecast
Home - Cancellations - Community Events - Contact Us - Mornings - News - Obituaries - Pictures - Programs - Special Events Audio - Sports - Weather
Concussion Prgram Aims to Test 1 Million Kids
A school program will test athletes for concussions in about 3,300 middle and high schools. The hope is that 1 million youngsters will have the exams and learn about concussions.

Nearly 3.8 million youngsters had concussions last year while taking part in sports and recreation.

The program is known as PACE _ Protecting Athletes Through Concussion Education _ and will feature a computerized concussion evaluation system.

The program will be funded by Dick's Sporting Goods, which will sponsor appearances by pro athletes who have had concussions. Among them is former star running back Jerome Bettis, a spokesman for the program.

There will be seminars and demonstrations for the young athletes, their parents and coaches.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
News management powered by Xpression News
Read the latest local sports stories by clicking here