PLEASE HELP US IMPROVE PEDIATRIC CONCUSSION CARE
Concussion awareness and treatment are the most important safety issues in youth sports. To support these issues NXTsports is dedicated all net proceeds from the 4th-Annual Philly Charity Showdown to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Minds Matter initiative, dedicated to improving youth pediatric concussion care.
The Philly Charity Showdown is the kickoff to Philly Showcase weekend, the biggest lacrosse recruiting weekend of the year. This year's Philly Charity Showdown will be held on Friday, November 15 at Citizens Bank Park, the legendary home of the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Philly Charity Showdown marks the lacrosse event ever at Citizens Bank Park, and will feature a tremendous lineup of club and high school lacrosse matchups pitting some of Philadelphia’s finest high school and club programs against elite counterparts from across North America.
In coordination with the event, NXT has launched this Indiegogo campaign to spread the word far and wide, because all of us have either had a concussion or know somebody who has.
Concussions have been all over the news lately and they are scary… but the good news is that they don’t have to be! It’s important to remember that the vast majority of pediatric concussions can be treated effectively. If a concussion is diagnosed properly, if the child rests, gets treatment and takes proper precautions, they can return to sports and to the classroom quickly. That’s why spreading information and knowledge about youth concussions is so important.
So even if you can't attend the Philly Charity Showdown we still need your help. Will you help us spread awareness and improve treatment of pediatric concussions?
Whether you can donate $5, $20, $50, $100 or $1,000 to Minds Matter, every single dollar helps.
Please take an opportunity to watch the video above, and consider making a tax-deductible donation to help us reach our goal.
Because every young mind matters.
ABOUT THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF PHILADELPHIA & THE MINDS MATTER INITIATIVE
Founded in 1855, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is the birthplace of pediatric medicine in America. Throughout its history, a passionate spirit of innovation has driven this renowned institution to pursue scientific discovery, establish the highest standards of patient care, train future leaders in pediatrics and advocate for children’s health. A haven of hope for children and families worldwide, CHOP is a nonprofit charitable organization that relies on the generous support of its donors to continue to set the global standard for pediatric care.
Concussions receive substantial attention in national media, but these injuries affect more than just professional athletes. An estimated 650,000 concussions occur among children and adolescents each year in the U.S. Visits to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for concussion have increased by 400 percent since 2009, and a medical record review showed that only half of those cases were sports related. Because the job of a child is school and not sport, focusing on “return to learn,” as well as return to play, is essential.
CHOP’s primary and specialty care network uniquely positions us to be a regional and national leader in concussion care. Our Minds Matter: Improving Pediatric Concussion Care clinical program serves as the infrastructure for 1) a strong research program investigating the scientific foundation for concussion management and prevention and 2) an evidence-based outreach program that disseminates messages to key stakeholders in concussion management and prevention.