Jun 172012
 
“CONCUSSION HERO” PROPOSAL TO THE NFL AND THE U.S. ARMY

THE DEREK SHEELY FOUNDATION has made a bold and innovative proposal to the NFL and the U.S. Army to raise awareness of concussions and traumatic brain injuries. From the ballfields to the battlefields, America’s youth are suffering brain injuries at an alarming rate. In a June 17, 2012 letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Army Chief of Staff General Raymond Odierno, read more

Jun 072012
 
ESPN INTERVIEW ABOUT DEREK SHEELY

In an exclusive interview with ESPN980 in Washington, DC, Derek Sheely’s father, Ken Sheely, alerted parents to what they need to know about concussions. During a segment of The Sports Reporters with Andy Pollin and Steve Czaban, Ken discussed Derek’s accident and the alarming rate of concussions in youth sports – 3.8 million each year. He also warned parents that read more

Jun 022012
 
DEREK SHEELY RACE RAISES $10,165.75

On a beautiful Saturday morning, 437 runners and walkers helped the First Annual Derek Sheely LEAD THE WAY 4.0-Mile Race and 1-Mile walk raise $10,165.75! These funds will be used to increase awareness among young athletes and their parents to the signs, symptoms, dangers, and prevention of concussions and traumatic brain injuries. Specifically, the funds will go to the purchase and distribution read more