The Sabres are partnering with the Program for Understanding Childhood Concussion and Stroke (PUCCS) for Concussion Awareness Night on Thursday when Vancouver visits First Niagara Center.
“Every year more than 3 million people in the United States suffer from concussions due to sports or recreational activities,” said Dr. Elad Levy, the founder and president of PUCCS. “It’s critical that athletes, coaches and parents recognize when a concussion has occurred – even a mild one – and have it properly treated and healed before returning to play.”
PUCCS representatives will distribute concussion awareness cards and help promote risk reduction for concussions at the game. The organization is also trying to raise money so it can provide baseline testing for inner-city student-athletes and expand the program’s educational outreach. Donors can text “1HIT” to 41444 to donate.
Levy, the chairman of UB Neurosurgery, founded PUCCS in 2011.