MomsTEAM Founder and Publisher, Brooke de Lench, will be participating in an Aspen Institute roundtable on the future of youth and high school football in the United States on Friday, November 9, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Washington, D.C.
Brooke and more than 30 leaders from the realms of medicine, education, academia, media, the military, and the football industry, will look at when children should begin playing tackle football, public health concerns, and the role of the National Football League and its players' association.
The event, hosted by the Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program, will be moderated by Tom Farrey, director of the Aspen Institute's Sports & Society Program and ESPN reporter, and will be streamed live on the Internet.
Featured guests include DeMaurice Smith, executive director, National Football League Players Association, and Dr. Robert Cantu, MomsTEAM concussion expert emeritus, and author of Concussions and Our Kids.
In addition to Brooke, other participants include: Jon Butler, executive director, Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc.; Christine Brennan, sports columnist, USA Today; Scott Hallenbeck, executive director, USA Football; Eddie Mason, former NFL linebacker and president, Mase Training, LLC; William Mayer, owner of UFL's Virginia Destroyers and chairman emeritus of the Aspen Institute; and Chris Nowinski, executive director, Sports Legacy Institute. (For a full list of participants, click here)
The discussion will also feature a clip from The Aspen Institute Presents with former NFL running back Jim Brown discussing football head injuries. For a preview click here.
The mission of the Sports & Society Program is to convene leaders, foster dialogue, and inspire solutions that help sport serve the public interest, with a focus on the development of healthy children and communities. The program provides a venue for thought leadership where knowledge can be deepened, and breakthrough ideas explored, on a range of critical issues.
The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute is based in Washington, DC; Aspen, Colorado; and on the Wye River on Maryland's Eastern Shore. It also has offices in New York City and an international network of partners. For more information, visit their website by clicking here.
Posted November 8, 2012