President Obama Hosts Summit on Youth Sports Safety, May 29

The Administration will announce new commitments that will help better address concussions among students.

President hosts kids saftey summit at the White HouseOn Thursday, May 29, President Obama is hosting a Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit at the White House.

According to a White House press release, the president believes we can and must do better and the administration is committed to helping ensure that children continue to be active and play sports safely. During this summit, the administration will announce new commitments from both the public and private sectors to raise awareness among young athletes, parents, school administrators, clinicians, coaches, and youth sports programs. These efforts will seek to identify, treat and prevent concussions, as well as to conduct additional research in the field of sports-related concussions that will better help address concussions among students.

Obama will be joined by young athletes, parents, coaches, academics and experts, athletes, military service members, and other stakeholders.

This event will be webcast live at www.whitehouse.gov/live, starting at 11:05 EST.

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