NFL Honored Again for Concussion Advocacy Programs

The NFL will be saluted tonight by the Sports Legacy Institute in  Boston for its advocacy work to raise concussion awareness, prevention and treatment in youth sports.

Commissioner Goodell will accept on behalf of the NFL the 2010 Impact Award. The Impact Award, part of SLI’s third annual event in Boston, “recognizes the NFL’s new advocacy and educational programs on youth sports concussions.”

SLI was founded in 2007 by Christopher Nowinski and Dr. Robert Cantu to advance the study, treatment and prevention of the effects of brain injuries to athletes and other at-risk groups.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the institute’s sports concussion and brain trauma educational programs and research which is conducted at the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy at Boston University School of Medicine.

Earlier this month, Goodell served as honorary chair when the NFL was similarly honored at the fourth annual Brain Injury Association of Washington’s Auction & Dinner in Seattle.

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