Please join us for a great cause! The 6th Annual Derek Sheely LEAD THE WAY Run/Walk raises awareness of traumatic brain injuries and honors our beloved son, brother, and friend, Derek Sheely. The event starts at 8:40am on Saturday June 10, 2017 at Northwest High School in Germantown, Maryland. The event will take place on the track where we will read more
On a chilly November evening in Reidsville, North Carolina, THE DEREK SHEELY FOUNDATION was honored by Protect Your Skull, LLC and presented with a donation of $1,500.00 to promote concussion awareness. Protect Your Skull founders Foster Wilkins and Tracey Suggs mentored Rockingham County High School senior Damien Thomas on his Senior Project which focused on concussion awareness. Damien distributed THE DEREK read more
As part of our grassroots campaign to raise awareness of concussions, THE DEREK SHEELY FOUNDATION has created an Awareness Briefing geared toward young athletes and their parents to educate them on the signs, symptoms, dangers, and prevention of concussions. Please use and share this important tool with everyone you know and help prevent another family from suffering a tragedy like ours.
Derek Sheely’s family, friends, and teammates gathered at the Northwest High School football stadium on a clear, crisp Friday night in Germantown, Maryland to dedicate an oak tree and memorial plaque in his honor. The ceremony immediately preceded Northwest’s 42-14 gridiron victory over Einstein High School. With several thousand fans in the stands and both teams gathered nearby, former Northwest read more
In a heartfelt interview with Concussion TV, Derek Sheely’s father and mother, Ken and Kristen, talk about Derek, THE DEREK SHEELY FOUNDATION, and what parents need to know about concussions. They warn parents that “concussion” is a watered-down term for brain injury and discuss the need to break down the stigma of reporting concussions. They encourage parents to make informed read more
THE DEREK SHEELY FOUNDATION has joined forces with Spartan Medical to bring attention to Spartan’s promising new technology for treatment of traumatic brain injuries – a Mobile Brain Cooling Unit. Scheduled for launch in 2012, Spartan Medical’s Mobile Brain Cooling Unit aims to quadruple the “golden hour” which is critical for treatment of brain injuries. From the playing-fields to the read more
THE DEREK SHEELY FOUNDATION and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center have joined forces to develop a better understanding of concussions and other traumatic brain injuries in order to prevent these events from occurring in the future. Sports medicine physicians from Penn State Hershey and experts from Penn State’s biomechanical engineering department have agreed to collaborate with THE DEREK read more
THE DEREK SHEELY FOUNDATION’s Executive Director, Kristen L. Sheely, met with Senator Tom Udall-NM today in Washington, DC to discuss cooperation to increase awareness and research of concussions and traumatic brain injuries. Senator Udall expressed his support of the Foundation and offered to assist in achieving our mission of educating young people on the seriousness of concussions.
Announcing that THE DEREK SHEELY FOUNDATION has been created as a non-profit organization aimed at increasing awareness and research of concussions and traumatic brain injuries, including supporting advancements in education, prevention, and treatment for all causes of traumatic brain injuries with a focus on youth sports.