Jan 012017
 
40 for 40:  HONORING DEREK RAISES $9,774.40

During the last 40 days of 2016, 49 people contributed $9,774.40 to our 40 for 40 Brain Injury Awareness Campaign. We want to express our sincere gratitude for your generous contributions to THE DEREK SHEELY FOUNDATION. Throughout the past year, your donations have allowed us to: Distribute over 8,500 Concussion Awareness Kits in 18 states and the District of Columbia, reaching more than read more

May 052016
 
2016 DEREK THOMSON SHEELY LEADERSHIP AWARD PRESENTED TO VALERIE EHIMHEN

The 2016 Derek Thomson Sheely Leadership Award was presented to Valerie Ehimhen during a ceremony at Frostburg State University on May 5, 2016. This prestigious award recognizes excellence in the classroom and in the community. This year’s recipient of the Award is an amazing individual. A Computer Science major and Mathematics minor, Valerie has a cumulative GPA of 3.96, is a Senator read more

Jan 012016
 
40 FOR 40 CAMPAIGN

During this Holiday season we want to express our sincere gratitude for your generous contributions to THE DEREK SHEELY FOUNDATION. Throughout the past year, your donations have allowed us to: Distribute over 8,000 Concussion Awareness Kits in 16 states and the District of Columbia, reaching more than 32,000 people (since 2012). Aimed at young  athletes and their parents, our kits are free for read more

Aug 262015
 
CBS FEATURE ABOUT DEREK SHEELY

Ken and Kristen Sheely’s heartfelt interview with Jon Solomon describes the terrible loss of their beloved son and what they’re working to change in the hope that no other family suffers the same devastation. Read their interview here.

May 302015
 
4TH ANNUAL DEREK SHEELY RACE RAISES $8,288.61

On a beautiful Saturday morning, 151 registered runners and walkers helped the 4th Annual Derek Sheely LEAD THE WAY 4.0-Mile Run and 1-Mile Walk raise $8,288.61. This increased the total funds raised from this event over the four years to nearly $50,000. These funds will be used to increase awareness among young athletes and their parents to the signs, symptoms, read more

May 072015
 
DEREK THOMSON SHEELY LEADERSHIP AWARD PRESENTED TO ALANNA HIRSHMAN

The 2015 Derek Thomson Sheely Leadership Award was presented to Alanna Hirshman during a ceremony at Frostburg State University on May 7, 2015. This prestigious award recognizes excellence in the classroom and in the community. Alanna has a cumulative GPA of 4.0, is President of the Society for Human Resource Management, Vice President of the Student Pride Committee, a member of read more

Mar 202015
 

An important update:  The Sheely Family extend our thanks to everyone who has supported us, and we appreciate your care and concern as we pleaded for the person who wrote the anonymous email to come forward. We want to let you know that the author of the email is now known to us. —– Dear Friends of Our Beloved Son, read more

Feb 242015
 
A WALK ACROSS AMERICA

Mitchell Sodersten will begin a journey of a lifetime on March 1, 2015 as he walks across the United States in a compelling effort to increase concussion awareness. While in college, he suffered three concussions in six months playing baseball. These brain injuries not only ended his athletic career, the effects lingered as post-concussion syndrome, propelling him into a deep read more

Jan 012015
 
40 FOR 40 CAMPAIGN

Our recent “40 for 40” campaign to raise funds to help educate athletes and parents about concussions raised $12,626.00! Tremendous thanks to the 74 people who donated in the last 40 days of 2014. Because of your incredible support, we reached 32% of our $40,000 goal. Thank you for honoring our beloved son.

Nov 072014
 
PROTECT YOUR SKULL HONORS DEREK SHEELY

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