Save the Brain,Save the Game.
Tyler lives in Sturtevant, Wi with his wife Kayla. Where he is a Director for Racine Youth Sports, and commits his time to his wife and the families of the Racine non-profit program.
Kyle is a father of one, and former defensive coach at Racine Horlick High school for the last 5 years.
CJ lives in Racine with his wife, and coaches youth basketball. CJ works at the ground level with the parents and players.
John lives in Naples with his wife Dora. John was a special teams coach at Racine Horlick High School prior to moving.
Xenith is a football helmet company out of Detroit, Michigan. Why we chose Xenith? Their helmets are very different than any helmet on the market. Their free floating shell and bonnet system decelerates the head, and the only company that could answer that question. To date, Helmets to Heal has donated 150 Xenith football helmets to kids aging from 8 to 18, and haven't recorded a concussion yet. https://www.xenith.com/pages/xenith-technology
The King–Devick (K–D) test is a 2-min, sideline assessment of rapid number naming which requires the athletes to quickly read a series of numbers on three test cards given on a 9.4 inch tablet. The K–D test requires eye movements, language function and attention in order to perform functions which have been shown to reflect suboptimal brain function in concussion. The K–D test has been studied as an acute sideline concussion screening tool in several cohorts throughout a variety of contact sports including boxers and mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters, collegiate athletes in contact sports, amateur rugby players, elite professional hockey players and high school level football and hockey. In these cohorts, worsening of performance on the K–D test from baseline was shown to be an accurate indicator of concussion. The addition of this type of vision based test has also been shown to enhance the detection of athletes with concussion.
(cont.) Like every team I knew this could work if we united as one football family. So one month later through community donations, and extensive research, Helmets to Heal purchased 11 Xenith Epic football helmets (2015-2016 NFL Health and Safety Helmet of the Year), and donated these helmets to Racine Horlick High School in Racine.
Now almost one later we have we have raised over $35,000.00 and donated 150 Xenith helmets and 250 King-Devick cconcussion test. H2H's number 1 goal is to try and prevent the first concussion from ever happening. #sackingconcussions