Discussion on Sports Concussions - Former WWE Wrestler Christopher Nowinski
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
You’re Invited to a Special Merrimack Valley/North Shore Event to Benefit
Sports Legacy Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation founded in 2007 to solve
the concussion crisis by advancing the study, treatment and prevention
of the effects of brain trauma in athletes and other at-risk groups. SLI is led by
executive director Chris Nowinski and medical director Robert Cantu, MD.
Special Guest - Christopher Nowinski
Co-Founder & Executive Director, Sports Legacy Institute
Former WWE Wrestler & All-Ivy Football Player at Harvard
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Andover Country Club, Trumpeters Room
60 Canterbury Street, Andover, MA 01810
Kindly RSVP to Christine Perocchi
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 781-819-5707
$500 ◊ $250 ◊ $100
Please complete the attached form and return it to:
Sports Legacy Institute
230 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA 02451
For further information about Sports Legacy Institute visit www.sportslegacy.org
The Sports Legacy Institute (SLI) is a 501(c)(3) that was founded in 2007 by Dr. Robert Cantu and Christopher Nowinski to “solve the concussion crisis” by advancing the study, treatment, and prevention of the effects of brain trauma in athletes and other at-risk groups. SLI achieves this mission through education and prevention programs, advocacy, policy development, and support of medical research at the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy at Boston University School of Medicine (BU CSTE). The BU CSTE was created in 2008 as a partnership between SLI, BU, and the Department of Veterans Affairs and conducts cutting-edge clinical and pathological research on the long-term effects of repetitive brain trauma, with a focus on the degenerative brain disease Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE).
About Christopher Nowinski
Christopher Nowinski is the co-founder and executive director of the Sports Legacy Institute (SLI), a non-profit organization dedicated to solving the sports concussion crisis, and co-director of the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy at the Boston University School of Medicine, where he is also a PhD candidate in Behavioral Neuroscience. Nowinski also serves on the NFL Players Association Mackey-White TBI Research Committee and the Ivy League Concussion Committee.
A former Harvard football player and WWE professional wrestler, Nowinski was forced to retire from a series of concussions in 2003. His challenging recovery from post-concussion syndrome led him to write the critically-acclaimed book Head Games in an effort to educate parents, coaches, and children about this previously hidden public health issue. The book later inspired an award-winning documentary of the same name in 2012.
“When I first met Chris Nowinski, I knew he had the passion and commitment
to make a difference in the world of concussions. His book, Head Games, speaks to
the severity and dangers of concussions and is a must-read for everyone.
His work and determination have inspired me to promote increased education,
awareness and recognition of the concussion injury.”
- Taylor Twellman, 5 time All-Star and 2005 Major League Soccer MVP
and founder of ThinkTaylor.org
Please RSVP for the September 10th event for Sports Legacy Institute being held at Andover Country Club by
Completing the form below and mailing it in, along with your donation, to:
Sports Legacy Institute, 230 2nd Ave, Waltham, MA 02451
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Sports Legacy Institute is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
ALL attendees contributing at one of the above levels
(Leaders, Champions or Advocates)
will receive an autographed copy of Head Games, signed by Chris Nowinski.