Sports Legacy Institute
Sports Legacy Institute Newsletter
Dear Friends,
SLI has made great progress this spring. Thanks to your generous contributions highlighted by the McHale Memorial event, we've had the privilege of expanding both our team and reach into the community.
Warm regards,
Chris Nowinski
Executive Director
McHale Memorial Fundraiser a Success 
Over 150 attended the 2nd Annual Tom McHale Memorial Fundraiser on May 18 in Washington, D.C. Attendees included former NFL players Andre Collins, Maxie Baughan, & Bruce Laird. The event raised $45,000 to support SLI research & educational programming.
Legacy Donor family members from the left: Lisa McHale, Gil & Michelle Trenum, Sylvia Mackey, Ollie Matson, Stephanie Matson, Pauline Allen, Joan McHale, Vinny Allen, Jim McHale, Margy McHale, Carrie McHale, Noelle McHale 
Before the event, Chris Nowinski & keynote speaker, Dr. Ann McKee, met with Veteran groups at Pfizer in Washington, D.C. 
Press Release
SLI to NCAA: Begin to Warn Athletes about CTE

Click here to read the full release.
SLI Team Expands
SLI has added 3 new employees to its team: R.Evan Davis (Director of Operations), Susan Griffin (Administrative Manager), & Chelsea McLeod (Program Associate).
From the left: Brett Peterson, Katherine Schock, Chris Nowinski, Susan Griffin, Dr. Bob Cantu, Fallon Preite, Evan Davis, Chelsea McLeod
Interns Brett Peterson (North Park University, IL) and Fallon Preite (St. Michael's College, VT) will also contribute to SLI's success this summer. 
 Read more here.
SLI in the News
New Pop Warner rule limits full-speed collisions and other contact during practice. Read more. (NYTimes)

American concussion crisis extending to Australia. Nowinski & McKee meet with AFLPA rep. Read more. (The Age)

Mother of legacy donor, Daniel Brett, continues to share her son's story to educate families about the danger of concussions. Read more. (Sun Sentinel)

NCAA should warn student-athletes about CTE. Read more. (Boston Globe)

BU CSTE suggests that veterans and athletes alike experience "blast exposure" that may lead to CTE. Read more. (NYTimes)  
Head Games Sneak Peek
Chris Nowinski, Executive Producer Steve Devick, Producer & Director Steve James
On June 6, the Head Games sneak peek at the Boston University School of Medicine was sold out with over 350. Read more about Head Games the film. 
Volume 2, Issue 4                 June 29, 2012
Featured Legacy Donor


Frederick Smith
1/5/1947 - 8/16/2011
Click here to visit Fred's page.
Phoenix Fund's B.I.G. Picnic
June 30, 2012
Highlands Ranch, CO


SLICE at the Summer Sports, Health & Safety Day 

June 30, 2012

Boston, MA


Sycamore High School ACT

July 27, 2012

Sycamore, IL

Sponsors: Northern Illinois ENT SpecialistsCastle BankKishwaukee Community HospitalNational Bank & Trust


Skyline High School ACT

August 21, 2012

Oakland, CA   


Washington Lee School ACT

August 28, 2012

Arlington, VA  

Sponsors: Virginia Dept of Public Health, Arlington Public Schools


Kenmore Middle School ACT

August 29, 2012

Arlington, VA  

Sponsors: Virginia Dept of Public Health, Arlington Public Schools


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P.O. Box 181225
Boston, MA 02118
(781) 262-3324