It was the last game of the season for the Miami Heat as they took on the Orlando Magic for fan appreciation night. I was honored to be the Game Ball Presenter at Monday night’s game where the Heat took the win 100-93. The night was made even more special when CAP, my pet project, was acknowledged as a community partner focused on concussion safety.
In honor of the night, CAP donated tickets to the schools and/or organizations listed below for exemplary “CAP-safe” standards:
- City of Miami Parks and Recreation: 50 tickets
- Fort Lauderdale Senior High School: 20 tickets
- North Miami Senior High School: 20 tickets
- Miami Country Day School: 4 tickets
- Best Buddies International: 16 tickets
- Miami Children’s Hospital: 50 tickets
- Baptist Children’s Hospital: 40 tickets
- JMH Holtz Children’s Hospital: 50 tickets
CAP is an acronym for Concussion Awareness and Prevention. After working closely with Safe Kids Worldwide and becoming privy to the reality that preventable injuries are the #1 killer among children in the U.S. each year, I felt compelled to do more. Concussions can happen in every sport and raising awareness about the debilitating effects of concussions is my goal along with changing the landscape on how we approach baseline testing for potential concussions. I encourage you all to be #capafe and check out my site at www.capchallenge.com to learn more!