Sports Legacy Institute Newsletter
Join Team SLI Captain Thomas Jones at
the 2nd Annual Daniel's Dash 5K This Saturday!

Join us in honoring the life of Legacy Donor
Daniel Brett at the Daniel's Dash 5K for concussion awareness in Sunrise, FL, this Saturday, March 16. The Daniel Brett Foundation will use a portion of the funds to sponsor SLI ACTs for Florida high school athletic directors in August. If you cannot attend, please click here to make a donation to support Team SLI, led by NFL star Thomas Jones, and including FAB member Boomer Sorrentino, SLI staff Lisa McHale and Evan Davis, and other SLI supporters. Register here.

Provider Symposium Sponsored by Kaiser Permanente East Bay a Success


The SLI California Concussion Coalition held its first provider symposium on the West coast. Over 165 medical professionals gathered in Oakland, CA, on February 9 for "Concussion: What You Don't Know CAN Hurt You." The eight hour program provided continuing medical education credits and focused on evidence-based care for the brain injured patient in a provider's given practice. 

SLI thanks Coalition co-chairs  Cindy J. Chang, M.D. and Eric J. Freitag, Psy.D. for making the event possible, and Coalition member Kaiser Permanente East Bay for sponsoring the event

Save-the-Date: Third Annual Tom McHale Memorial to Benefit the Sports Legacy Institute
Honoring Our Legacy Donors and Their Families 
May 22 in Washington, D.C.

Join us for the Third Annual Tom McHale Memorial honoring SLI Legacy Donors, whose participation in CTE research has made possible the recent advancements in the scientific understanding of the effects of repetitive head trauma.  Meet Christopher Nowinski, former NFL players, and other local athletes, and see for yourself why SLI has risen so quickly to prominence as a national leader on sports concussion advocacy, education, and research. Learn more here.

King-Devick Test to Support Education Nationwide

We are pleased to announce that the King-Devick Test has become an Official Educational Partner of SLI. The King-Devick Test will support SLI's national concussion education efforts. SLI looks forward to working with the King-Devick Test to help solve the concussion crisis. Click here to learn more about the King-Devick Test, an objective rapid sideline screening test for concussions that a growing body of studies show is an effective test for concussion.
SLI Hosts Press Conference at Super Bowl XLVII
On February 1, SLI urged state high school athletic associations to ban full-contact offseason practices and games at a press conference at the Super Bowl XLVII Media Center in New Orleans, LA. The press conference was the first time such a ban was proposed, and thanks to several current and former NFL players who voiced their support, we expect the proposal to succeed. Read the press release here.
Chris Nowinski Publishes Article in Cerebrum
Be sure to read Chris Nowinski's "Hit Parade: The Future of the Concussion Crisis" in the Dana Foundation's online magazine, Cerebrum. Learn more about CTE, risk of concussion in kids, and recommended reforms. Read the full article here.
SLI in the News 
  • NFL's "Evolution" commercial opens window to ex-players' plain, featuring SLI Legacy Donor Ollie Matson (Washington Times). Read here.
  • Chris Nowinski and Dr. Cantu discuss revolutionary technology and Hit Count™ in Yahoo! Sports video ( Watch here.
  • 1965 Daytona 500 winner Fred Lorenzen discusses his career, concussions, and his daughter's commitment to SLI (NPR & WBUR's "Only a Game"). Listen here.
Volume 3, Issue 1
March 13, 2013
Featured Legacy Donor

Eric Pelly

5/31/88 - 10/10/06
Click here to view Eric's Legacy Page.



Wednesday, March 20

Lynnfield Middle School 

Lynnfield, MA

Sponsored by the Boston Bruins Foundation



Thursday, March 21

Henry Clay School

Chicago, IL

Sponsored by the Chicago Concussion Coalition


SLI Advanced Concussion Training Presented by Len Messner, OD, FAAO

Wednesday, April 17

Forest Park, IL

Sponsored by the Chicago Concussion Coalition


SLI Medical Advisers Dr. Hovda & Dr. Stern Present at Inaugural Sports Neuropsychology Society

May 3-4

Minneapolis, MN


Save-the-Date: DePaul University SLICE Chapter Concussion Symposium

Thursday, May 9

 Chicago, IL 


Click here for event details & locations.


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