Michael Johnson, Tampa Bay Buccaneer’s Defensive End, shares his perspective as a panelist at the Protecting Athletes and Sports Safety (PASS) National Tour in Atlanta!

The Player’s Perspective was moderated by ESPN’s Cari Champion with Bucs DE Michael Johnson, Olympic Bronze Medalist Aja Evans and former Atlanta Falcon Chuck Smith.

The National Council on Youth Sports Safety and NCYSS Advisory Council kicked off their Protecting Athletes & Sports Safety(PASS) National Tour Saturday, January 10th, 2015 at the Louder Milk Center in Atlanta, Georgia. It was an informative and fun event for the youth and professionals alike; providing insight on sports-related injuries and youth sports safety. A national initiative, chaired by Dr. David Satcher and Dr. Eliot Sorel to inform
communities about concussions and how to safely keep children in the game. Ryan Cameron, radio personality of Atlanta’s “People’s Station” V-103, hosted the event, providing great insight on safety awareness and why it is important for the community.

Counselors, physical therapists and other volunteers in the field provided helpful information to local youth and professionals while patrons awaited the beginning on the Player’s Perspective Panel. Cari Champion, of ESPN’s top rated show, FIRST TAKE, moderated the Player’s Perspective Panel.

The Atlanta Community Huddle on Concussion successfully sparked conversation about safety awareness in youth sports and sports-related concussions. Education is key in concussion prevention and post-injury management.

For more information on Protecting Athletes and Sports Safety (PASS) National Tour, please visit youthsportssafety.org or join them on February 7th, 2015 in Los Angeles.



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