COUTURE MAKES MINOR HOCKEY A PRIORITY FOR CONCUSSION CARE
Annual All-In For Brain Research Charity Casino This
Thursday In London August 14, 2019 LONDON, ONTARIO – Logan Couture’s 3rd Annual
All-In For Brain Research Charity Casino – the London event is taking place
this Thursday, August 15th at Centennial Hall – will once again support
concussion education, awareness and research.
A significant portion of the proceeds from this year’s event will provide players associated with the Greater London Hockey Association and the Kitchener Minor Hockey Association with access to a comprehensive safety management program.
Couture looked to a London-based company to provide this new standard for concussion management. PRIVIT Profile is a program that ensures sporting organizations are totally compliant with all current laws – such as Rowan’s Law – but also all policies and procedures, including best practices when it comes to concussion management.
Russell Goodwin, Chief Operating Officer of PRIVIT said, “Compliance is the first step in ensuring young athletes are aware, informed, trained properly and cared for. These hockey organizations in London and Kitchener will have access to an integrated and comprehensive safety management platform that is designed to collect and manage data, including real-time reporting of incidents; notification of all relevant officials and care providers and the tracking of the care being provided.”
Goodwin went on to say he hopes that with hockey organizations implementing PRIVIT, they can collaborate with medical researchers to determine best practices and improve prevention.
Dan Gibbons, President of ALLIANCE Hockey, the governing body of more than 23 hockey associations throughout southwestern Ontario, said, “Given the recent mandate under Rowan’s Law for minor sports organizations, the timing of this could not be better. Logan’s substantial financial contribution, combined with the goal of providing a safer minor hockey experience for our participants is something we are extremely grateful for.”
The 3rd Annual All-In for Brain Research Charity Casino is this Thursday, August 15th at Centennial Hall. Athlete/celebrities joining Logan Couture include:
- Drew Doughty, Los Angeles Kings
- Eric Lindros, Hall of Fame Member
- Dylan DeMello, Ottawa Senators –
Greg McKegg, New York Rangers
- Christine Simpson; Sportsnet
- Damian Warner, 2019 Pan Am Gold Medal Decathlete, Damian Warner
- Maggie McNeil, Gold Medalist, World Aquatics Championships
- Andy Fantuz, CFL All-Star
- Jessica Zelinka, retired Heptathlete
- Carter Sandlak
Other guests to be confirmed. Tickets are still available; call 519-667-0140.
About Logan Couture’s All-in for Brain Research:
Founded in London in 2016 and expanded to include Kitchener-Waterloo in 2017, the event has raised over $250,000 for concussion education, awareness and research projects. The black-tie charity casino has athlete/celebrity guests mix and mingle with attendees while playing the various games for fun. The concept is expanding to include the Andy Fantuz All-in for Brain Research Charity Casino in Hamilton on October 24th and plans are to be in every NHL/CFL city by 2020.
PRIVIT is a compliant, secure, no-hassle technology for collecting, storing and managing student athlete health information. We help organizations to monitor and manage athlete health information to promote student athlete safety. PRIVIT ensures compliance with reporting and provides easy, secure access to comprehensive, accurate information to promote responsible sports. https://privit.com/
For more information, please contact: Jeffrey Fischer Chair, All-in for Brain Research Charity Casinos