Norwalk, CT Mayor Harry Rilling and the Norwalk Common Council are proud to announce approval of new concussion guidelines modeled after The Concussion Aware and Prepared Program. The guidelines will apply to organized youth sports programs utilizing Norwalk recreation facilities. In this way the guidelines are intended to plug the loophole that exists in the current Connecticut Concussion Law which protects only public middle and high school athletes who play for school-sponsored teams.
On Thursday, February 26, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. Mayor Rilling will be joined by Katherine Snedaker, Executive Director of the non-profit, Pink Concussions.com, and advocacy organization SportsCAPP.com, Michael Mocciae, Director of Parks and Recreation and members of the Norwalk Common Council in the first floor Atrium of City Hall for a press conference to celebrate approval of these guidelines and discuss its impact on the health of children playing youth sports in Norwalk.
Public pledges of support for the Norwalk Concussion Guidelines came from:
- Norwalk Youth Football and Cheer
- Norwalk Junior Soccer Association
- Norwalk Cal Ripkin Baseball
- Norwalk Little League
- Norwalk Junior Lacrosse