The 2016 PINK Concussions Awards Reception hosted by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation
This event was sponsored by Women’s Sports Safety Initiative and Silicon Valley Community Foundation for the PINK Concussions Symposium Faculty and all participants. Michelle Fries and Mary Hayashi welcomed the group on behalf of the Women’s Sports Safety Initiative & Silicon Valley Community Foundation.
The Award Program Katherine Snedaker, LCSW, and Dr. Maheen Adamson
The Award Presenters Dr. Odette Harris and Dr. Chris Giza
- PINK National Award Derek Howard, Esq, for his efforts in achieving concussion reform in national youth soccer programs
- PINK State Award Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzales and Kimberly Archie for their advocacy in making cheer a sport in California
- PINK Regional Award Dr. Richard Pan for his efforts leading the Women’s Sports Safety Initiative
The 2015 PINK Concussions Award Reception hosted by Georgetown University
2015 PINK Award: Gordon and Kathleen Stringer
This year’s PINKconcussions award was presented to Gordon and Kathleen Stringer in memory of their daughter, Rowan Stringer, for their extraordinary efforts to pass Rowan’s Law.
Rowan’s Law will ensure greater awareness and better treatment for concussion related injuries in Ontario. While every state in the US has concussion related legislation with the passage of Rowan’s Law, Ontario would be the first in Canada. For more information, see #RowansLaw.
We were honored to have Briana Scurry @BriScurry give her remarks as an athlete who suffered concussions. Briana is a 2x Gold Medalist, '99 World Cup Champion, '99 World Cup Champion goalkeeper for the #USWNT team. Briana is well on her way with her second career as a public speaker for concussions in sports & private soccer coach.
The Athlete Panel: Improving Concussion Care for Females
Dr. Catherine McGill Children's National moderates the following panelists:
- Samantha Rapoport USA Football Director of Development
- Melissa Coyne US Lacrosse Director of Games Admin
- Josephine Pucci Harvard & US Women's National Hockey
- Paige Decker Yale Women's Ice Hockey
- Emilie Bydwell Professional Rugby, All-American
- Cara Griffith College Student
- Christina Aldeanueva High School Student
The Press Panel - Role of the Press in Changing Sports Culture
TJ Quinn ESPN moderates the panel
- Bonnie Ford ESPN
- Stefan Fatsis SLATE
- Tom Macleod Sky Sports
- Patrick Hruby VICE Sports
- Stanley Kay Sports Illustrated
- Timothy Bella Al Jazeera America
Peter Keating ESPN